The Ingenue: Delpozo
There is a sort of magic to a DELPOZO gown. Perhaps it’s the enchanting collision of opposites – understated versus bold, organic versus structural, delicate versus strong – that make the wearer feel as though they’re dressed in something straight from their dreams.
Josep Font is the architect of these dreams. Appointed Creative Director of DELPOZO in 2012 following the death of founder Jesús del Pozo in 2011, Font approached his new role with a determination to rejuvenate the 40-year-old Spanish house while honouring its traditions. He brings an imaginative craftsmanship to his collections, fusing structure, volume and proportion – aptitudes he honed while studying architecture in Barcelona – with whimsy and a fantastical femininity.
Inspired by art and colour, by cities – Font has lived in Paris, where he started his career and launched his eponymous label, and has spoken of his love of New York – and rural landscapes, as well as by emotion, Font creates garments that embody the qualities that, to him, are symbolic of the DELPOZO woman: delicacy and strength. The softly spoken designer took a moment away from his work in Madrid, Spain, to share stories of his childhood, his inspirations and his thoughts on design, femininity and beauty.