Spring Summer 2018 – Musicalia
For his Spring Summer 2018, Delpozo’s creative director, Josep Font, turns to the senses from the inspiration of self-taught Slovakian photographer Maria Svarbova’s “Swimming pools” series, alongside the crisp music of bon vivant composer Xavier Cugat.
While listening to the Spanish Cugat, Font was transported to the historic graceful soirées at the Waldorf Astoria and lazy summer afternoons by the pool, giving the collection a refreshing musical flow. A wide range of circular silhouettes with curved seams in skirts and tops; dresses, sculpted at the waist; ruffles cascading with their own delicate rhythm; pleats and flounces in bow and petal shapes as if the wind has blown over and had them land, carefully, on necklines and shoulders; and the Muguet sleeve, voluminous yet weightless.
The swimming pools evoked in Svarbova’s photography caught Font’s eye for their pure color proportion and Art Nouveau elements. Her eerie aesthetic with a surreal twist translates into the collection’s smooth color palette. The stillness and minimal geometry of these pools create an intimate atmosphere just like Delpozo’s atelier. The tiles inspire the geometric print of the fil coupé that becomes an asymmetrical cocktail dress tied with a bright yellow bow.
The neutral color palette, with hues of warm sand, delicate ivory, and white embroideries are the base for a musical season filled with colorful prints in cotton and a reinterpretation of paisley in silk gazar with shades of red, yellow, orange, turquoise, powder pink, and opal green. Even a swimming pool blue ripples into the color hues. The silvery gleam of the water reflections embodies part of the evening wear and embroidery. Knitwear filled with feathers becomes fluffy and light, like a summer evening breeze.
The Bow silhouette, a staple of the house, carries on for spring and is reimagined in patchwork and in raffia; a natural yet raw material which becomes gentle with the collection’s Bow turbans. Refreshing embroideries of exotic flora are inspired by the Diphylleia, a flower that turns translucent when it rains.
As Xavier Cugat made women dance during those summer evenings, Josep Font makes them want to dance in Delpozo’s Spring Summer 2018 collection.