Runway Report: Delpozo Fall 2015

Ever since Madrid-based design house Delpozo joined the lineup at NYFW last year, it’s been one of our highlights of the week, infusing couture details into ready to wear pieces and bringing European avant-garde sensibility and whimsy along with it.  Designer Josep Font certainly delivered on high expectations for FW15 amidst a forest of white trees set for a fashion faitytale. Punchy colors, ballooned and architectural silhouettes, and applique details channeling MoMA’s recent Henri Matisse cut-outs show strung together through a show of statement jackets, dresses, and an array looks that put aside predictability and embraced art, craftsmanship, and creativity.

Velvet paired with bejeweled embellishments, origami folds defined shoulders and sleeves, and abstract ‘yarn bombing’ splashed across knitwear pieces with both unexpected shapes (a jumper-topped maxi-dress) and color pairings (kelly green and blood orange). Colorblocking was bold, playful, and irreverent, bringing Delpozo’s grown-up structuralism to a contemporary and accessible place. Pops of neon, oversized sculptural hairpieces, and the fashionista’s version of the ruby red slipper accented and accessorized the looks.

Whatever sort of surrealistic dream Font took us on, we don’t want to wake up without one of everything.

About the Author

Sarah Bertness is a Brooklyn-based freelance writer covering the arts, music, fashion and culture. She has a love for all things avant-garde, late night rock and roll, wanderlust, and a good dose of fringe and gold sequins. You can follow her musings on Twitter and Instagram @sarahbertness.