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  • David Delfín f/w 2014-15 No One collection

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David Delfín presents his Memphis inspired No One collection

David Delfín, one of the most celebrated Spanish designers, recently presented his f/w 2014-15 collection during the Mercedes Benz Fashion Week of Madrid. The collection was inspired by the playful colors and asymmetrical motifs of Memphis, the Italian design and architecture group, founded in Milan by Ettore Sottsass in 1981, which combined Pop Art, Art Deco, 50’s Kitsch and Futurism and split the design world, causing a media sensation. In fact, the famous Tahiti lamp, Sottsass’ masterpiece that is considered to be a symbol of the Memphis movement and its post-modernist style, as well as the iconic First chair by Michele de Lucchi were two major references for the collection. Memphis’ black and white confetti-patterned theme was also present, taking over dresses, skirts, trousers and jackets.

The collection had an eclectic, cosmopolitan oeuvre and even a slight grunge feel to it, with colored karabiners as the base of the Pelayo Díaz designed accessories and Dr. Martens boots as part of the styling. Just like Memphis group took its name after Bob Dylan’s song “Stuck inside of mobile with the Memphis blues again”, David Delfín’s latest collection, which was entitled “No One”, took its name after the closing lyrics of Chris Isaak’s “Wicked Game”. “Nobody loves no one” goes the song, and the double negation results in an affirmation: “I have always been fascinated by wordplays and for me Wicked Game talks about the fact that everybody needs to love and be loved by somebody. This very idea is central in my collection”, explained the designer. It comes as no surprise then that “No One” collection, with its rebellious post-modernist spirit and quirky music references, is in fact dedicated to someone special: the designers’ couple.