Mercedes Benz Fashion Week Madrid kicked off their AW16/17 season with eclectic Spanish fashion designer Davidelfin and his collection Mentiras (Liars). The collection is based on the concept that as we are the people who invent reality, we invent the lies…so are they reality? A bit deep for fashion, but certainly an interesting thought.
The main focal point of the collection was scarves. And not capes or blanket scarves which have frequented the AW16/17 runways in London, Milan, Paris and NY, but the oh-so-famous soccer scarves that die-hard fans rock when heading over to enjoy a partido de fútbol. An interesting choice for a fashion designer, because many might argue these types of scarves are simply not fashionable in the least, but as Delfin literally incorporated them into the looks as part of the clothing in several instances as opposed to the scarf being ¨just an accessory,¨it somehow really works. The scarves formed part of the lapels of suits, even bra crop tops for the women. And of course, they were used as accessories in several other looks.
Besides the sporty theme, the collection also had its fair share of glitter, sparkling shoes and of course, as Delfin always incorporates a backpack, and there were several of those glittering in the bright lights. The collection featured short. cropped pants and a few jumpsuits and a modern take on sweatsuits kept right along with the sporty vibe, juxtaposed with the glitter and glam of the accessories. This season, Delfin did not play with volume, and most of his looks were slim and tailored.
All in all, a different type of collection from Delfin this season…so, I suppose the only thing left to do at this point is say, ¨Play ball!¨ (As in soccer, of course, not baseball).
Posted by Lori Zaino and photos by Paloma Canseco.