For his first resort collection, Josep Font approaches the narrative from the direction of the movie industry, specifically one of silent cinema’s greats, cinematographer George Méliès
An innovator of his era, the Frenchman took inspiration from the sun and the moon creating fantastical solar and lunar landscapes in the same way Font works his magic with volume and texture. Méliès was obsessed by stars and outer space yet equally fascinated by the depths of the ocean.
In contrast, it is the spare geometry of the British abstract sculptor, Anthony Caro’s work which inspires the organic silhouettes of Delpozo’s DNA. Delicate petal arches, trapezoid shapes, draped knots and bows in Josep Font’s collection echo Caro’s installations. Known for his powerful use of color, Josep Font stays true to this modern vision for resort, Yves Klein blue* dominates a bold. This season’s starburst print pays homage to Méliès’ masterpiece Le voyage dans la Lune.
Delpozo embraces time-honored couture techniques with a modern sensibility to create unique and feminine pieces for the contemporary woman.
A combination of contrasting elements defines the prêt-à- couture house. Delpozo is traditional and modern, organic and architectural, sumptuous and pure.
The hallmarks of the Delpozo atelier include a creative approach to volume, color, and silhouette. Artisan techniques and intricate embroideries are used throughout the collections to create the ethereal and timeless Delpozo aesthetic.
Josep Font was appointed Creative Director of Delpozo in 2012. Originally trained as an architect, he began his career showcasing collections in Barcelona, Madrid, Tokyo and Paris under his eponymous label. Most recently, he was invited to show his couture collections in Paris as a guest member by the Chambre Syndicale de la Haute Couture.
Josep Font’s designs for Delpozo reflect his architectural training and couture savoir faire.
All images courtesy of Delpozo.
*COLOR FACT: International Klein Blue (IKB) is a deep blue hue first mixed by the French artist Yves Klein. IKB’s visual impact comes from its heavy reliance on Ultramarine, as well as Klein’s often thick and textured application of paint to canvas. International Klein Blue (IKB) was developed by Yves Klein in collaboration with Edouard Adam, a Parisian art paint supplier whose shop is still in business on the Boulevard Edgar-Quinet in Montparnasse…READ MORE
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