Thursday, January 12, 2017

pre-fall 2017 DELPOZO & VALENTINO



Let’s say it is the yin and yang of fashion. On one hand you have the most amazing tsunami of color, construction and design and on the other hand you have a collection that spares no expense rendering some of the most unflattering clothes in the most unflattering colors as if to resemble peignoirs and oddly designed parochial school uniforms. One of the collections adheres strictly to its DNA and the other has strayed so far from its DNA as to be sadly unrecognizable, unappealing and bland to the point of being boring.
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Unquestionably Delpozo is for those who are more than just a clotheshorse as the clothes celebrate the art and craft of fashion.  Valentino, on the other hand, seems to be striving for simplicity albeit with extravagantly expensive, embellished, and unattractive clothes aimed at the label whores of fashion. 
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Staying on topic here, Delpozo offers constructed clothes that rival the great architectural designers of the last century while Valentino might offer the softer side and more wearable but at what price and I don’t mean dollars and cents.
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Clearly I have made my feelings and my preferences known here but despite my usual battle cry about wearability and salability there comes a time when one must draw the line and say screw it, these clothes are just too wondrously fabulous and hopefully there are a few women out there who will bravely and proudly wear them. As for the more boring and frankly ugly, in my opinion, the bases are covered.
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