Alejandro Gómez Palomo proved his mastery of camp — and technique — in this whimsical collection.
Alejandro Gómez Palomo offered up his first full coed collection for fall, nodding to the genderless movement with a lineup full of quirky period shapes with references to the hippie movement. Designed to be less theatrical and more wearable than collections past, he worked with fabrics like printed cotton poplin and pastel brocades, giving the lineup a fresher touch.
Full-flowing pants fronted with codpiece details and corsets transformed into vests that revealed the torso. These mingled with cloth caps, floaty dresses with diamond motifs, and tailored silhouettes with vintage details like long, pointy collars. With its pastel colors, floral prints and gingham checks, Palomo created a distinctive mix of the 1970s and the baroque.
“This collection is a close conversation with our consumer. I had forgotten a little bit about the people who were making the brand a reality,” Palomo said via Zoom. “We’ve always been very theatrical, and we wanted to bring it back to reality.”Palomo Spain
A pale yellow brocade suit with a corset jacket; a pajama combo in pale blue with black contrast piping; a lace shorts suit with giant shoulder flaps.
Alejandro Gómez Palomo’s mastery of camp — and technique — came to the fore in a whimsical collection that was full of charm and quirky detail.
“This collection is a close conversation with our consumer. I had forgotten a little bit about the people who were making the brand a reality.” –Alejandro Gomez Palomo, creative director of Palomo Spain.
Palomo Spain « Nuevo Día » Collection 2021
The designer stated via Instagram, “This new collection is an exercise in eclecticism in its purest form. But references to the 60’s and 70’s come up, and not only from an aesthetic point of view. There is a certain parallelism in the dissatisfaction that young people showed at that time for a panorama that did not fit them at all.”
He concludes “We have designed this collection thinking that tomorrow will be a better day, looking to the future with enthusiasm and optimism. That’s the feeling we have now. We feel like going out, embracing each other, loving each other.”
Photography @geraymena @borjallobregat⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Hair Style by @dyson Lead hair Stylist @beatrizmatallana
Make up by @makeupforever Lead Artist @fidelmakeup
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Hair Stylists Team Crisanto Blanco, Elisabel Serrano & Cynthia de León
Make up Assistant Almudena Fernandez
Hats in collaboration with @pardohats
Sunglasses by @moeyewear
Jewelry by @mateu_lo
Special thanks to @manoloblahnik@swarovski