"You can't rush couture, darling.” It was a refrain one could mentally hear a model coach instructing her charges in a run-through of the Delpozo Fall 2015 runway show. The resulting pace was a slow, measured, reverential gait that set the showing apart from the normally hectic jaunts up and down the catwalks of New York Fashion Week. And with good reason — this pret-a-couture range demanded more than being lumped in with the masses.
Josep Font did not take his bow at this morning's presentation, which was a pity because he deserved the applause being dealt to him. Rendering gauzy fabrics into bubble sleeves, and velvet into on-spot roll necks, the designer served up the awe-inspiring romance he's known for. A green skirt that came down structured with a shape that gave it flat planes on the front, back, and both triangle-shaped sides was a feat, as were the less than organic but still awe-inspiring shapes of the collection's capes.
Velvet came forth in a variety of variations: a technical velvet for day, a traditional for pieces like the already-mentioned roll necks and a devore velvet for evening to round off the offerings. These velvets, when combined with the chosen columnar silhouette, turned modern in short dresses like the mini-range of pale blue options.