when i saw the Delpozo Spring 2014 collection i had two thoughts: (1) WOW and (2) this is crying out for a comparison series. before i delved into my little project, though, i looked through every piece on Style.com. what a collection. and upon reading more about it, saw that designer Josep Font was inspired by Jean-Baptiste-Camille Corot’s portrait La Zingara. so, i suppose this is kind of serendipitous.
Madrid-based label Delpozo made a splash with its New York fashion week debut last season and delivered again for Spring with a positively enchanting collection inspired by Jean-Baptiste-Camille Corot’s portrait of a Gypsy woman with a tambourine. Creative director Josep Font, who relaunched the storied Spanish brand just over a year ago, has become known for his unique “prêt-à-couture” that combines unexpected volumes with intricate embellishments in a modern, unstuffy way.
works of art from top to bottom: Jacob Axel Gillberg – Nydia the flower girl; Auguste Toulmouche – A Young Woman in a Rose Garden; Ekaterina Nikolaevna Katshura-Falileeva – At the Samovar; Jean-Baptiste-Camille Corot – Woman with mandolin; Jean-Baptiste-Camille Corot – Agostina; Raphael Kirchner – Fanny Brice; Giovanni Boldini – A Portrait of Emiliana Concha de Ossa; Jean-Baptiste-Camille Corot – Interrupted Reading; William James Glackens – Dancer in a pink dress; Alexander Antonovich Rizzoni – A nun.