Will White Change the Future?
Fall Winter 2012-13
February 4, 2012
Madrid, Spain – Once again David Delfin did not fail to surprise us as we welcomed his upcoming Fall Winter 2012/ 2013 men and women’s wear collection in Madrid. The mood of the collection (named “I will”, as a statement of the designer’s effort to change the future through commitment, willingness and promise) is about clean cuts, sterile, aseptic, unexpected settings and total white. This was shown in women’s wear throughout an extensive use of stretch gabardine and wool cloth, used to tailor tight-fitting mini dresses with asymmetrical stitching and deep necklines. The overall look is that of a clean-cut simplicity that gives space to carefully conceived details, as for the maxi golden zippers used to accessorize blouses and gabardine jackets. The classical two-piece suit incorporates both skirt and pants, as they peer through the knee-long skirt. Also cheetah print is present, but carefully disguised as it is not printed onto the fabric but actually interwoven in it, in a black ton-sur-ton shade. The fabric is then used to create ultra-tight-fitting, body con short-sleeved cocktail dresses with no slit or high-waist knee-long skirts worn with wire-shaped rubber belts and a simple with tank top.
As the night draws closer, the lengths increase but so do the slits: the result? A long, black jersey dress with a deep back cut, broad straps and asymmetrical panels of fabric paired with high-heeled pumps. After that, the designer once again surprised its crowd by sending a completely innovative concept of long dress on the runway: the piece consisted of a white cyclist jumpsuit enclosed in a white, somewhat stiff, see-through silk chiffon pleated panel attached to the shoulders and then left falling down to the ground, ending in a long train. An amazing attempt at redefining a new concept of innovative elegance mixed with absolute wearability and unexpected sensuousness.
The final part of the showcased a surprise performance by Spanish cult band Fangoria, who delighted the crowd with one of their famous disco glam hits, Absolutamente.