; ;;;;;; ;;;;;;;;-pink organza coat with trumpet
sleeves—worn on the runway over a tailored polar-blue poplin shirt, with collarbone-grazing crystal
earrings—might just turn out to be one of the most
desirable womenswear buys for spring. The optimistic
colour, the distinguished sleeves and the sense of grace
hit a note much longed for in culture and fashion right
now, o;ering a delightful escape from the everyday.
The coat in question was designed by Josep Font,
creative director of the Madrid-based house of Delpozo.
In the short time since Font took the helm in 2012, he
has transformed a nationally known but internationally
obscure brand, originally a menswear label established
by Jesus del Pozo in 1974, into a remarkable business. He
transports the values of couture—the mastery of volume,
the exquisite fabrications and the elegant cuts—into the
present tense, creating clothes that lift the spirits and
inspire the imagination.
The position at Delpozo, a name with more than 40
In his five years at Delpozo, Spanish designer Josep Font has brought a capacious
years of history, o;ered a welcome challenge for Font, he
says, to “continue building the prestige of this brand” and
move it into the future. “What attracted me the most was
the brand’s overall vision: Its DNA has always been about
volume, silhouette and a unique sense of colour. I wanted
sense of space, light and colour—even optimism—to the thinking woman’s wardrobe.
By Harriet Quick