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2009 August 17

Davidelfin Takes to The Tents

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(NEW YORK) David Delfin may be great friends with the likes of Pedro Almodovar and actress Mariola Fuentes, but the Spanish former actor has left the drama behind--and traded it in for fashion. Delfin’s line, Davidelfin, held a small presentation last season during New York Fashion Week, but this September the designer will take to the tents for the first time. “I think it’s very important to be there, on the official calendar,” said Delfin. “All the press are there, all the buyers…it’s very important. It’s a big step.”

Though Delfin laughs that he may never return to acting, he explained how his past has inspired collections. “I think when you see my fashion shows, you can feel my beginnings,” he said. “In fact, when I started in fashion as a designer, I made costumes. The name of this collection is Playback, and it’s all about my previous life as an actor.” As for the clothes themselves? “The inspiration came from many different places,” he said. “My last three or four collections were very dark--not only in the colors, but they were dramatic in their presentation. This time, I needed to do something different--it’s a U-turn. I didn’t use black, not at all! There’s dark blue, but no black. It’s much more colorful.”

Delfin will present his Spring/Summer 2010 collection on Thursday, September 10 at 11:00 a.m. in the Promenade at Bryant Park. “It’s my second time in New York for Fashion Week,” he said, “and I would like to stay there forever!”
EMILY GYBEN

 




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