There are some luxury brands whose participation in an exclusive collaboration will always create an extra frisson of excitement. One of these is Delpozo, the Madrid-based eveningwear label whose designer Josep Font’s talent for dramatic yet ultra-feminine 1950s-inspired shapes and couture-quality detail has made it a red carpet favourite.
Until now, a small collection for Net-a-Porter more than two years ago has been its only fashion foray in this direction, but this month, in time for the party season, Font has created a limited edition capsule collection for upmarket online retailer Stylebop.com. Font says he wanted to create “something unique for this time of year, key pieces for a woman’s wardrobe that are also iconic silhouettes of the house”.
This translates into sculptural lines, bows and voluminous layers that add decorative detail, with Font’s take on colour producing a fresh yet timeless palette for looks that are suitable for day and night. There is a full-skirted, strapless cotton dress (£2,500) that can be accessorised for the evening or worn casually over a blouse; a ballerina-style dress (£2,800) in pale-peach silk with chiffon sleeves and a calf-skimming handkerchief hem; a tulle gown (£5,170, available online in a few days) in cascades of blue and peach; plus effortlessly wearable sculptural pieces such as a cotton peplum top (£850) and a pale-pink skirt (£950) with a pretty oversized bow. Flat pumps (£340) and a small clutch (£430), both embellished by a bow, complement the collection.