The presentation of the Delpozo pre-fall 2016 collection marked it’s debut for the Spanish house which has added both pre-fall and resort to its lineup. This season creative director Josep Font streamlined the brand to focus on his noted ability for intricate and sculptural patterns, for kaleidoscopic beading and fanciful touches. And for pre-fall, that confectionery precision translated into lovely day-wear.
Inspired by the work of Mexican architect Luis Barragán and Japanese lensman Nobuyoshi Araki, the designer featured a palette of super-saturated hues, brilliant turquoise Lurex, and spongy tomato-red stretch crepes.
The collection itself was a mesh of animated separates and expert knitwear from woven cable-knit sweaters to capelets, with lots of fringe or matching, fabric flower brooches that recalled Araki’s famous botanical photos.
Crisp tulle inserts lent structure at the hip of a crepe mini, while a spare top in blush organdy came with an exquisite, densely embellished removable bib that could take it easily from day to night.