Palomo Spain presented “Wunderkammer” in Madrid
Alejandro Gómez Palomo presented Spring/Summer 2019 held at the Museum of Natural Sciences in Madrid.
Palomo Spain Spring/Summer 2019 Madrid presented a glamorous drama-theater extravaganza menswear collection.
The show, held at the Museum of Natural Sciences in Madrid, also allowed the designer to catch his breath after the whirlwind following his January showing at Paris Fashion Week.
Where he plans to return next year to stage a collection big enough to stand out among the power players.
Using a palette of neutrals with pops of jewel tones and summery outfits in relaxed fabrics, the lineup represented a move away from the darker and heavier pieces of past collections.
Wunderkammer, which is one of my favorite words in any language, means “wonder cabinet” in German.
A Wunderkammer is a collection of curious artifacts, a personal museum of sorts.
The looks were playfully androgynous with suggestive twists to traditional silhouettes and fabrics.
Like the powder blue trench coat with a dramatically voluminous skirt or the ultra-short shorts in brocaded fabric.
Moments of high drama came via a feathered turquoise balaclava, or a sheer jumpsuit dripping with strings of black beads.
“It’s the same boy that we’ve portrayed [in the past] but now he’s coming from this trip around the world, or since he’s a dreamer, his own mind.”
Kurtas edged in tortoiseshell buttons came with puffy sleeves.
Spanish flamenco dancers got a nod with a series of triangular cropped capes edged in long fringe.
Even clerical cassocks were infused with a dreamy imagination that was hard to place.
“He’s collecting the weirdest things and attracted to all the beauty that Planet Earth has to offer.” Admits Palomo.
They say no one is a prophet in his own country, but with this eclectic and beautifully executed show, Gómez had the home crowd cheering.