Spanish fashion has become a recognized voice at the Mercedez-Benz Fashion Week in New York City, also known as the New York Fashion Week. For the last few years, it has been represented by the trio of Desigual, Delpozo, and Custo Barcelona. Of the three, Custo has been making the trip over the pond the longest. Desigual and Delpozo are more recent additions that have also gotten off to a good start. Delpozo, especially, has become a favorite of the global fashion elite. This February the designers presented their Fall 2017 – Winter 2018 collections.
Delpozo chose a vibrant yellow and purple combination for the star dress of its Fall-Winter 2017-18 collection. The key recurring element is the long voluminous tulle skirt. Liberated from the confines of the formal style, this hot fashion item is often spotted sweeping pavements at fashion hotspots around the world. Thanks in part to Delpozo!
The glamorous Spanish fashion house is known for its highly-recognizable outerwear, with exaggerated, insect-like shapes. This copper brown coat reminds me of a butterfly. The model’s headdress, fitted, with short colorful spikes, looks like an insect head. All in all, the coat is so strikingly beautiful that it is an outfit in and of itself, no matter what you choose to wear underneath (a red turtleneck and plain skirt would fully suffice). The dark-red pointy-heel patent leather booties feature a diagonal stripe in copper brown that matches the coat.
Desigual continued to explore the limits of casual, boldly mixing tweed and denim, and adding tantalizing accents like corset-laced gloves, neon-colored fishnets, and fur pom-poms. The barrel bag, usually a more formal accessory, is worked in very naturally.
Long draping dress made of colorful stripes and black mesh immediately calls attention to itself and the thick cropped military-grey jacket makes it stand out even more. Add to it the spiky red leather cap, red pom-pom, and spiky boots and you’ve got yourself a look that is both patchwork and edgy. One thing is for sure: Desigual is not just a brand, it is an attitude.
Custo designers love unconventional materials, especially if they are see-through. Among other things, the Fall-Winter 2017-18 season collection includes this asymmetrical mesh tunic in electric blue layered over equally asymmetrical fishnet bodice. The whole is complemented by a high silver metallic belt and black knee-high boots. Like Desigual, Custo thrives on mixing and matching of textures and prints, but the tones are cooler and the resulting effect is more futuristic than bohemian.
It is safe to say that New York Fashion Week would not be the same without Spanish fashion brands. They bring in a bold and fresh perspective, which is already beginning to influence they way we dress in North America.