Wednesday, October 2, 2013

• Anthony Vaccarello • S/S14 •

When I think young Parisian designers, I think sexy, fun, edgy and fresh. Designers that pop to mind are. Olivier Roustenig (Balmain), Maxime Simöens, and also Anthony Vaccarello.

Anthony Vaccarello to me is a fascinating designer. There is something about his designs which are über sexy but yet there is a great deal of elegance about them. The Vaccarello women isn't promiscuous but very strong willed and a warrior women of sorts. She empowers herself and others. 

Polish model and editor of 25 opens or closes or just walks in Anthony's presentations at Paris Fashion Week for the past few seasons. Her protruding hipbone was the talk of last years Costume Institute Met Gala. That white gown with more than one slash was almost offensive for some. I on the other hand was fascinated. 

For Spring Anthony showed gold buttons embroidered to skirts, dresses and coats, see through sporty tops and chic blazers. These clothes are all lust-worthy. They leave a lasting impression, like the designer. At. Vaccarello's show you can guarantee you've seen a dress which will be worn off the runway in less than a week, probably at a party in Paris by an It girl... Anna Dello Russo springs to mind.

Anthony's future is unpredictable. I can see him one day at bigger houses like John Galliano, Azzaro or even Pucci. I am excited to see the paths Vaccarello chooses in the fashion world. Whether they be expand his eponymous label or take over a bigger one... Who knows what the future holds?

Photo Credit: theprovince.com

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

• Delpozo • Josep Font // S/S14 •

When a 14-year-old with killer style; Kiernan Shipka becomes a brand ambassador for a relaunched historic Spanish brand your head turn. The brand of discussion is Delpozo. Think architectural pleating. Quite mesmerising work by desogner Josep Font. Born in Mogoda, Spain the 45-year-old studied architecture at the Polytechnic University of California and fashion and pattern design at FD Moda in Barcelona.

Guillaume Henry who was appointed to recreated French brand Carven is similar to Josep who is designing for a 39-year-old brand. It was founded by a man Jésus del Pozo. 

Josep was inspired by Gypsy women for his 40-piece Spring collection which debuted at New York Fashion Week at the start of September at the start of fashion month. Sharp tailoring was used and perfected to a T. Embroidered tops also done with accuracy.

My favourite look was 34 (Kiernan Shipka wore it to the Emmy's last week). The cap sleeved ankle length dress with a floral printed top and a floral embroidered full skirt, styled with gold heels.

Josep Font has a bright future ahead at Delpozo. The Spanish-man is oh so clearly wondrous when it comes to precision tailoring and architectural pleating. Some designers leave me drooling for more. I will not rest 'til Fall 2014.