Delpozo has quickly become a must-see show after making its NYFW debut just one year ago. Under the stewardship of creative director Josep Font, the Madrid label has successfully revitalized the legacy of Jesus del Pozo and repositioned itself for a global audience. (Delpozo recently opened its first stateside flagship in Miami.) Font's inspired, meticulously crafted clothes blur the lines between ready-to-wear and couture. Each collection is an elegant composition of contrasting themes, simultaneously structured and fluid, strong and ethereal.
Font cited two specific sources of inspiration behind Fall: the work of Italian painter Duilio Barnabe, and the retro-futuristic novel, Logan's Run. As a former architecture student, Font has a preoccupation with shapes. This season, he aimed to "create something unattached to the body that flows," he said backstage. The designer added controlled volume to the hips of fluttering chiffon maxi skirts with subtle bustles, for example, and showed a gauzy mohair dress shaped by sheer, structured petticoats underneath. Silhouettes had geometric appeal. A triangular, A-line coat featured dramatic, peaked shoulders, and fuzzy mohair capes boasted rounded shoulders—the Technicolor plaid toppers here would cheer up any wintry day. Font continued to riff on circular motifs with appliquéd holographic discs and delicate "tubular crinoline details" found on embellished evening gowns, which came in gorgeous color combinations. A particular standout was the strapless finale gown worn by Magdalena Jasek, which merged saturated shades of teal and coral that complemented the model's alabaster skin and fiery tresses. Ultimately, Font's creations make you dream, and that's what fashion should be all about.