Josep Font

Former Creative Director, Delpozo

The former architecture student’s couture-inspired ready-to-wear became a red carpet staple of Hollywood’s leading ladies.

Josep Font

Appointed creative director of Delpozo in 2012, Font revitalised the 41-year-old Spanish-heritage brand in his six-year tenure 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 discernible in his structured, gravity defying garments, with exaggerated elements like 3D 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 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.

In September 2018, Font stepped down as Delpozo's creative director to be replaced by Lutz Huelle two months later.

Career History
Education
LCI Barcelona - FDModa

VITAL STATISTICS

BORN1965
NATIONALITYSpanish
LOCATIONSpain
MEMBER SINCE2015

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