Appointed creative director of Delpozo in 2012, Font has revitalised the 41-year-old Spanish-heritage brand with a youthful, romantic aesthetic.
The former architecture student – a decision made to please his parents – knew his interests were in fashion and not building design and he signed up to a fashion and pattern-design courses at FD Moda in Barcelona alongside his degree. Today, Font’s architectural roots are discernable in his structured, gravity defying garments, with exaggerated elements like 3-D pleats.
Font launched his own, self-titled label in 1991, which showed at Paris, Milan, Madrid, Barcelona and Tokyo fashion weeks and in 2008 he was invited by the Chambre Syndicale to present a collection at Paris’s haute couture.
Font was hired by Delpozo after the brand’s eponymous designer passed away in 2011 and the company was acquired by Grupo Perfumes y Diseño, who sought to transform it into an “international luxury brand.” One of Font’s first major moves was to bring the collection to New York Fashion week in a bid to increase global visibility; “New York is the window on the world,” the designer told Elle Magazine.
Since then, Font has won plaudits for his ultra-feminine, couture-inspired collections – the ready to wear range is described as ‘pret-a-couture’ and an embellished evening gown costs around $11,000. Delpozo is now stocked by the likes of Bergdorf Goodman, Net-a-Porter and Moda Operandi and is frequently spotted on the red carpet worn by actresses including Julianne Moore, Keira Knightley and Cate Blanchett.