Designers Dish: Delpozo's Josep Font

Josep Font and Kiernan Shipka - H 2015
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The Spaniard based his spring 2016 collection on the works of the legendary Spanish writer Federico Garcia Lorca.

Josep Font of Delpozo keeps turning out blockbuster collection after blockbuster collection — many pieces of which have found their way onto Cate Blanchett, Julianne Moore and of course, Kiernan Shipka, who was present at the spring show in New York.

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We caught up with the Spanish designer backstage to talk about what in the world inspires his amazing colorful architectural clothing.

Pret-a-Reporter: What were your major images when designing the spring collection?

Josep Font:  The Gypsy Ballads by the great Spanish writer Federico Garcia Lorca — very romantic — and images of Emilie Louise Floge, who was the muse of Gustav Klimt. That is her in many of his portraits of a woman with dark, piled-up hair and multi-colored dresses.

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Why do you continue to show in New York as opposed to Paris or Milan?

JF: New York has been very welcoming to us, and there is a fresh energy here. It’s the right place for the brand now. People are still very excited here about fashion. They embrace newness. Why not New York, is the better question. For now we are here. In the future, I don’t know.

You showed a brand new handbag collection at your show that was colorful, sparkly, playful — but the structure was very practical too.

JF: Yes, the bags reflect the collection. They are very architectural. I like volume and structure. And of course, you can see I like an unusual mix of colors. Why shouldn’t handbags have lots of color too?

this strong woman who had choices, and was better for the choices that she made. That is something that taught me ... I wanted to try something like that to show a different side of myself ... that was the most fulfilling ride I've taken in a long time."