Wednesday, 13 November 2013

Structure & Poise

The beautiful work of Josep Font at Delpozo for Spring 2014 a couple of months ago as taken by Jamie Beck at Ann Street Studios.

Billowing, structured skirts, a glorious palette of pastels and darks, stunning metallic sandals with bow tie details on block heels... a thoroughly modern perspective told through old couture craftmanship.

Whilst studying Architecture at university, Josep also found that he was drawn to fashion and completed fashion & pattern-design courses in Barcelona.  Starting up a ready to wear line in 1991, (I still have a 'Collezioni' fashion book from the early nineties with his collection in it somewhere), by 2008 he was presenting couture collections during the Paris Couture week and continued for four seasons.  He was brought over to Delpozo a couple of seasons ago to bring new life into the business which was best known for its perfumes by this time.

Bringing with him an appreciation of art, beauty, sculpture and a refinement of colours, structures and details, the Delpozo brand has just about completed a chrysalis from ultra ladylike evening wear and bridal gowns to modern day elegant dresses sought after by stylists and celebrities alike.

The 'methodology' is classic couture in the sense that traditional techniques are used over 'months of researching and modelling by hand.'  This results in complicated patterns looking simple, unobtrusive, subtle and streamlined.

So who is the Delpozo woman?

"The Delpozo Woman has no particular age or image - it's a set of attitudes that includes intelligence, poise and a way of understanding the world."

But I can imagine Cate Blanchett or Sofia Coppola or Audrey Tautou in one of these stunning creations can't you?  There's the soft, light as air femininity on the outside and the knowledge and structure on the inside.

Interview via Olivia Palermo website
Images 1 - 8 via Ann Street Studio
Images 9 & 10 via

1 comment:

C said...

WOW, the pictures ara amazing! Love seeing the work behind their clothes!

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