Josep Font talks personal taste: Part One

As creative director of Delpozo, Josep Font brings a fusion of futurism and fairytale to the four-decades-old Spanish fashion house

Josep Font
Josep Font | Image: Javier Biosca

My personal style signifiers are a vintage Rolex from the 1970s that was given to me by my father – it has a Plexiglas face on a steel strap and is very rare – and my black leather bag by Jacques Le Corre, which is like an unstructured briefcase. I love discreet things. www.jacqueslecorre.com. www.rolex.com.

Roads by The Chinese Birdwatchers
Roads by The Chinese Birdwatchers

The last thing I bought and loved was a pair of wooden chairs by Madrid that specialises in unique collaborations with little-known artisans, including illustrators and ceramicists. From €200; Calle de Velázquez 48, 28001 Madrid (+3491-432 0989; www.guaimaro.es).  

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A recent “find” is the boutique hotel Fundació l’Olivar in Ventalló, Spain. It is an oasis in the country with just four guest rooms, beautiful, expansive gardens and views of Canigou Mountain in southwest France and L’Albera Natural Park. It is minimalist but very luxurious and I found it ultra-peaceful. From €99; CarreteraGI-623 12km, 17473 Ventalló (+34972-793 005; www.lolivar.cat).

Santa Maria Novella Muschio shampoo, $55 for 8.4fl oz
Santa Maria Novella Muschio shampoo, $55 for 8.4fl oz

The last thing I added to my wardrobe was a pair of New Balance trainers in black nylon and suede. They’re brilliant for when I’m on my feet in the studio, but I also like their classic profile and understated colour. £60; www.newbalance.co.uk.

Boutique hotel Fundació l’Olivar, from €99, Ventalló, Spain
Boutique hotel Fundació l’Olivar, from €99, Ventalló, Spain | Image: Sculpture by Enric Pladeval

The grooming staples I’m never without are Natura Bissé’s Tensolift handcream, because it is incredibly moisturising and unscented; Santa Maria Novella’s Muschio shampoo, which I find very invigorating; and Argán soap by Los Jabones de Mi Mujer, because it has natural ingredients and is specially formulated for sensitive skin. Argán soap, €15.19 for 100g; www.losjabonesdemimujer.com. Muschio shampoo, $55 for 8.4fl oz; www.santamarianovellausa.com. Tensolift handcream, $108 for 90ml; www.naturabisse.es.

New Balance trainers, £60
New Balance trainers, £60

An indulgence I would never forgo is good Ibérico ham by Cinco Jotas. This particular brand is the best because the pigs are fed only on acorns, which gives the meat a particularly savoury, rich flavour. I love it sliced very thin and served either alone or with good bread. Carretera Huelva-Badajoz S/N, 21290 Jabugo, Huelva (+346-0359 9061; www.cincojotas.com).

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The one artist whose work I would collect if I could is Jean-Michel Basquiat [Self-portrait as a Heel Part Two]. I love his use of colour and the drama mixed with a childlike quality. I’d love to own a large-scale work, and even if it didn’t exactly fit in my house, I would make it work.

The last music I downloaded was Roads by The Chinese Birdwatchers. This Spanish band mixes bossa nova with country music and I love their vocals.

My favourite room in my house is actually my outdoor garden terrace, my year-round sacred place. I spend a lot of time gardening and have all kinds of plants with a Mediterranean feel, such as wisteria and laurels. I love that it’s green even in the winter months.

The last meal that truly impressed me was at Cocinandos in León, a tiny Michelin-starred place specialising in multicourse meals using just one seasonal ingredient. I recently enjoyed a supper composed of 20 small dishes all incorporating mushrooms – even the dessert. The food was creative and delicious. Calle de las Campanillas 1, 24008 León (+34987-071 378; www.cocinandos.com).

My favourite websites are FilmIn.es, which is devoted to covering independent films and documentaries, ModaOperandi.com and Net-a-Porter.com for fashion, and Unsplash.com for beautiful photography.

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