Something unusual happened at this morning’s Delpozo show; there was not a single peep uttered by the packed audience as Josep Font’s 39 Spring/Summer 2017 looks glided down the runway. Everyone in the room seemed to take a collective inhale and hold it, afraid to scare away the designer’s delicate creations, as if they were in the presence of majestic fawn they didn’t dare to spook.
One breath longer and it very well might have been death by Delpozo.
So how did Font manage to leave this (typically boisterous) audience speechless? He started by offering his signature silhouettes – voluminous sleeves, playful peplum proportions, oversized bows, and elegant skirts that swept the milky floor of the sunshine-filled studio. Next came wide-legged silk pants with golden Chinoise patterns, an A-line jacquard skirt with a delicate organza overlay, and plenty of treasure chest-worthy embellishments across cropped jackets and origami dresses that made the entire collection feel as if it had been sprinkled with Tinker Bell’s golden pixie dust.
Meanwhile, the earrings, statements in themselves, were uniquely hooked around the models’ ears and hung nearly to their shoulders. The plastic florets came in hues of off white, flamingo pink, and lime green, which sounds like it might detract from the architectural and feminine silhouettes begging to be admired, but it worked in Font’s favor, adding an artful sense of fun to the presentation. Luckily, as the last look left the runway, the audience let out a round of applause as well as a collective, satisfied sigh. One breath longer and it very well might have been death by Delpozo.