Spanish Pomp in Paris
Spanish designer, Joseph Font presented a collection of voluminous pieces for the Fall-Winter 2009 Haute Couture show in Paris this week. Ballooned shoulders, shorts and skirts took on a regal air in combination with highly patterned stockings and flower mohawks. Font seemed to reference Spanish culture at every turn; from the Flamenco-esque ruffled trains to embroidery that could be home on a matador’s jacket. The motifs and colors projected the Spanish ceramic tradition, mixing and matching as a mosaicist might. The collection was a little folky without being provincial but included some purely modern pieces such as the macro-knit blue “sweater vest (top, right).