In Delpozo's Dystopia, the Future Is Bright
Since taking over the decades-old Spanish label Delpozo in 2012, Josep Font has more than established his knack for sculptural, boldly hued garments that seem straight from a fairy tale. By no means, though, does that mean it’s getting old: His fall show on Wednesday proved that Font’s only further honed his craft – and put his architecture degree to good use. Carefully constructed silhouettes featured crinkly silver lurex and metallic embroidery, referencing the robot woman in Fritz Lang’s dystopian silent film Metropolis. Made in 1927, the film was of course shot in black-and-white, so the collection's colors – bold yellows and reds, plus deep purples and blues – had a much more contemporary origin: the work of Italian digital illustrator, Daria Petrilli, whose compositions feature elegant women in surreal scenes of nature. “When one has very different things, the result is more interesting,” Font said backstage. That was most apparent in the napa evening gloves stretching up past models’ elbows, accented with Font’s usual couture-like detailing – this time a mix of sequins and intricate leather flowers. Photographer and long-time fan of Font Isabel Martinez headed backstage for a closer look.