Palomo Spain Autumn Winter 2017
Palomo Spain debuted their AW17 collection during New York Fashion Week Men’s to raging success. Designer Alejandro Gómez Palomo continues his devotion to craftsmanship and intricate design, and with this season, there’s a significant coherence between every piece.
Again, the brand challenges the status quo of menswear, sending models down the runway in exquisite garments and dramatic hats. Gender is blurred as some of them strutted in dresses and jackets, normally worn by women, and faces were elegantly made-up with cherubic blushes and glossy lips.
A brand new range of lines and patterns are seen in this season, where Palomo uses silk organzas, velvet, satin, Chantilly lace and houndstooth to craft the garments. Animal prints, latex and pinstripes are noticeable and to appeal to his youth audience with his extreme couture, the brand introduced the Converse Chuck Taylor as a style contrast on the runway.
Palomo is a master of his craft and this is evident with the intricate patterns and silhouettes. Ruffles are strategically placed to accentuate the garment while exaggerated shoulders give a sense of power among the delicate sublimity.
To elevate the show, Cadillac House – where the presentation took place – was transformed into a meandering Eden garden, like his SS17 show, with floral installations by florist Mark Colle. Palomo Spain collaborated with jewel maker Sara Tejerina to create an exclusive range of earrings, bead and metallic figures.
While it seemed odd at first that the Spanish designer had chosen New York Fashion Week Men’s – a city that doesn’t necessarily shake things up when it comes to menswear – to present their ethereal AW17 collection, it became apparent that this would become the best and most talked about show of the season.