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Delpozo, the Madrid based brand, debuted in New York for AW’13. A collection of well sculpted dresses and separates, rounded shoulders, roomy hips and waisted. Couture married with RTW, something about it smacked of Roksanda Illincic, but make no mistake Delpozo is a brand that will quickly attain cult status. The collection was refreshing, firm, sturdy even, but not clompy, despite the clumpy shoes. There was a fresh sense of the feminine and an unsexiness that made it all the more so. The aesthetic was an amalgamation of two worlds; the Victorian era with an architectural override; the constructive Victorian if you will. Floral appliqués on dresses to soften out the stiffness, a roundedness to break up the structure and rigid shapes. No bells, no whistles. The colours were complimentary; bright and beautiful balanced out with neutral; pinks, greens, reds, burgundy a touch of prints and plaids. For evening wear the simplicity continued curtains of flowing chiffon in two tones, still with that restrained glamourous feel. This was a show of the perfect synergy; simplicity, sensibility and style.
Rachel Zoe gave us a fresh take on her bohemian signature and I adored every single minute of it. Gone were the over-styled looks we saw last season with everything on everything else, enter the fresh more vibrant looks, still very much the 70s girl at heart but this was a perfectly put together collection; showing her chops as one of the greatest stylists around. The theme was nothing new, when it comes to the Rachel Zoe, in her craft, you know just what to expect, nevertheless it was a subtle and powerful collection. The looks came together, soft with hard, suits and separates. She worked menswear in there, tailored pieces, a mix of the equestrian, leathers, and cuteness. This time she let the clothes do the talking with none of the distractions or over embellishments that we’ve seen in several seasons past. We’re moving on up from her babe.