New York Fashion Week: Delpozo Autumn/Winter 15
The art of colour
There can be no doubt that Delpozo designs are informed by artistry, the outpouring of colour, structure and pattern at the Autumn/Winter 15 showing is proof enough. The stark stick tree formations that decorated the runway served as the perfect backdrop to this seasons showing, as if they were a static installation in a modern gallery, serving as the support act for the moving art that flowed through it.
Spanish born Josep Font, Delpozo creative director, said that of his many art influences this season were inspired by Australian artist Rhys Lee, whom Font described as "very sinister but colourful at the same time," and Russian painter Andrey Remnev, who creates a "modern interpretation of the Pre-Raphaelite spirit." A two pronged serving of influence.
Shades of neon, powder blue, deep red, grey and sherbet yellow clashed in the most amiable way. Rounded sleeves, exaggerated belled hip silhouettes and swing dresses all formed this vibrant collection. "The idea and purpose here is structure," Font said. "When you look at the clothes they seem minimal, but the patterns, the construction are very complicated."