It’s only Delpozo’s third season in New York, but the show has already become one of the highlights of Fashion Week, thanks to the fantastical silhouettes and excellent craftsmanship the Madrid-based label exhibits each season.
What creative director Joseph Font whipped up for fall 2014 was no exception. And the good news, for those fortunate enough to spend a few thousand dollars for one of his pieces, is that most of it is wearable and flattering. (If Font has any flaws, it’s that his clothes, with all their volume and decoration, sometimes wear the wearer.) For the most part, the lines were straighter and the clothes slimmer, and there was a roomy ease — found mostly in the crepe silk blouses and shift dresses, and also in a softly tailored suit (above) — that hadn’t existed before. (The gowns and two coats shown above were another story, however.)
Given that the clothes were more movement-friendly, it was surprising that the models were so stiff and waxy — styled, clearly, to look like dolls. Is Font designing for modern women, or for what he wishes women still were? That remains unclear.
See the full collection in the slideshow below.