Runway Review: The designer shows in 2 cities and sticks to HIS architectural design
Davidelfin cuts a mean pattern…
And sticks to his guns too! The Spanish designer who shows both at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week New York and then at Cibeles Madrid Fashion Week is true to his architectural and somewhat austere design aesthetic. Davidelfin’s fine modern classic tailoring is best appreciated up close.
Particularly in New York, where floaty fabrics and sandy colors reigned supreme, the Davidelfin spring collection was a jolt in the arm for the woman who just wanted to stick to her 90’s minimalist guns or whatever you want to call someone who prefers her clothing lean, clean, and mean.
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One of my favorite dresses was the black gown pictured above and below at both the New York and Madrid show. The well-placed side cut-out hallmarked the geometic feel of the collection, yet the flowing skirt added the right touch of femininity and figure-flattering wearability that was also edgy and timelessly modern.
Sure some of the styling in the collection recalls a Sprockets skit, but take away a few neon belt contraptions, let the model’s hair down a bit, and you have some very well-cut pieces that will likely remain go-to pieces in your wardrobe for seasons to come.
The collection is called “Tautology,” which means a redundant repetition of an idea. And, yes, the idea of edgy, yet clean tailored pieces is something that should be repeated in every wardrobe. –S.H.
Photos: FocusonStyle and Image.net, both New York and Madrid