Delpozo’s patriotic statement in stars & stripes for Resort 2017

American-based designer Josep Font’s first resort lineup for Delpozo displayed patriotic pride while the creative director looked to the pioneering French cinematographer George Méliès, translating the fantastical worlds of his silent films into a dreamy, whimsical collection that featured celestial and oceanic themes, woven throughout 37 looks via elaborate embroideries and prints in stars and stripes.

All were done in a rainbow of soft and vivid hues, elegant dresses, skirts and blouses decorated with stunning embellishments, a crown technique of the house.

Daywear appeared in crisp cotton poplin, linen and raffia jacquard featured in starburst prints and star-shaped sequins. Voluminous, kimono-sleeve raffia coats covered in colorful fabric appliqués, sequins and beads were artfully  arranged into playful flowers and fish.

For evening looks were noted for their color contrasts: A prim, pale-pink tulle sleeveless gown featured a baby-blue collar, while a lavender tulle skirt was worn with a structured lime cropped top with an oversize bow. Every piece in the collection made a statement, with their clean, architectural silhouettes inspired by British sculptor Anthony Caro — another Font influence.

“I touch with the eyes,” read a quote in Delpozo’s collection notes, attributed to the Caro influence. Not only does he touch, he educes feeling –  his fabrications of the organic-looking architectural finishes of work by Caro sparked a series of swelling, petal-like forms, delicately adorning the bodices of his dresses. 

Even simple pragmatic touches like cuffs and collars, embellished with couture-level beading and crop tops kitted with built-in boning and concealed hook-and-eye closures were a sizable treat. His Technicolor intarsias and trench coats in delicate poplin flower appliquéd lace, both pragmatic, were sartorially exquisite and unforgettable.

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