Palomo Spain and Ballet’s Pas de Deux

Palomo Spain and Ballet’s Pas de Deux

Preview Palomo Spain’s “1916” Fall 2019 collection backstage.

Preview Palomo Spain’s “1916” Fall 2019 collection backstage.

Text: Emma Li

Palomo Spain is returning to NYFW with “1916”, a Fall 2019 Menswear collection that continues to blur boundaries between masculinity and femininity.

The collection is aptly named to convey Palomo’s period of inspiration, namely the 20th century when Sergei Diaghilev’s ballet company Ballets Russes played a prominent role in Europe’s cultural landscape. Palomo’s sensual explorations reflect those of Diaghilev, and both creative minds share artistic visions that extend beyond traditional approaches.

Tailored suits are coupled with flowing silhouettes and topped off with voluminous collars and bows. Contrasting textures and colors are laid against black, which is a color that’s new to Palomo’s palette.

Palomo’s explorations can be seen literally through their past Spring 2019 collection, "Wunderkammer", which took fashion elements and accessories from different geographical regions throughout Europe. Continuing from their last, Palomo’s newest collection is fitting for their expansive presence in the industry, as the brand’s collections are shown throughout the world from Madrid to New York.

Palomo made their NYFW debut with a Fall 2017 collection and was eventually nominated for the 2017 LVMH Prize.

Although historical influence is evident in Palomo’s newest collection, contemporary textiles and patterns establish a modern aesthetic that strengthens the brand’s identity and presence in the growing gender-neutral fashion market.

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