Dear Diane, dear Shaded Viewers,
I couldn’t see the Duyos show last night as there was another show off Cibeles that I had to go to: Palomo. I’ll tell you more about it soon.
For now, I’ll just say that I’m writing this posts on Madrid Fashion Week wrapped on a wool poncho that Juan Duyos designed, and I bought, more than 15 years ago… It’s a garment that’s never too far when the cold announces the fall… a piece of clothe I couldn’t imagine my life without…
That goes to say that I know and like Duyos’ work as much I like him and his partner, Borja.
This could be enough to write a good review if I had no ethics but what I was lucky to see in the backstage left me wordless… Actually not. There’s one expression I repeatedly told the designer: “you’ve gone nuts”.
This recent times Duyos went through a minimalist phase looking for simplicity and this season he’s put a very bold end to it. In a style I could only define as midcentury couture perfect for an extremely elegant ball -or also what an Eurovision winner should have wore in the early 60’s-, the collection Botanica is so extremely rich in details and craft and general elegance that even he recognized he might have gone a bit too far. Although this collection shows how creative generosity ain’t something to regret.