Thursday, June 15, 2017

Delpozo .. resort 2018



It feels odd to say that this collection is amazingly so wonderful and appealing ... It’s not wonderful because it has universal appeal nor is it wonderful because it is perfect in every way … BUT ... it is so so so Delpozo ... so distinctive … so true to itself. The brand stands alone as would a red dress  floating in an ocean of whipped cream. It is the combination of razor sharp edges mixed with the most “flou” of languid georgette and sometimes even within the same style. Even the palette is a clash of the classic played against “of the moment” brights.
 
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This is fashion as I believe it should  and can be when handled with a discerning eye, a well-focused vision of a designer who possesses the skillset of a master ... it is an evolution... a massage and a manipulation of the brand’s signatures. In today’s world of so called fashion most designers seem to be looking for a new customer base each season... one season it is all loose and mid-calf... one season all prints and pastels... another season it's all skintight and impossibly short… you get the idea  but here is a designer, Josep Font,  that is consistent in his vision and how he proposes each season in an ongoing process of development. Can you name 3 other designer brands that can make that claim other than maybe Ralph Lauren? 
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It is clothes like these that stimulate,  enervate and give faith and hope  to a business that seems to have lost its way with a lot of very misguided help and advice from those who should stick to what they know and not wield their power to inadvertently destroy and eviscerate a brand, a designer or a business!! Rant over
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The photos speak for themselves albeit not as loudly as the garments do in person. If I was looking for a deficit here it would be that the collection might have been shown on models that looked to be more than just sweet 16. One can only imagine the chic of it all if presented on a more grownup type!.. And yet despite this, the clothes remain exquisite by most standards unless of course you just can’t see beyond the surface!