Palomo Spain presented last 18th June its SS2020 Pompeii Collection in the Spanish Embassy in Paris. 

Alejandro Gomez Palomo pays tribute to the Roman city and his eruption of Vesuvius history, establishing at the same time a temporary conversation between past, present and future. 

The Spanish designer stated that his intention, along with the collection, was to recover the culture that has been long forgotten and left under the ashes of Pompeii, and managing to make a direct parallel with menswear design of the last few decades. 

In the collection there is an important mix of messages and textures that bring the usual fantasy of the Palomo Spain universe to a more realistic world. It highlights the use of linen, silk, feathers and lace – very organic fabrics – mixed with psychedelic moirés, burlap and new elements to the house such as PVC or nylon. 

In a constant dialogue between the past and the future and the way in which they interact, these elements add a strong and faithful message to the particular imagination of the Spanish designer. 

Rectangular silhouettes are redrawn with tight waists and heavy collars in this exercise of punk craftsmanship, into which masculine corsetry is incorporated for the first time. With a vibrant palette of colours that is inspired by the four Pompeian styles, tones of white, beige and black are energized with injections of purple, coral and a dark aquamarine. On the other hand, checkerboard and fire prints, add the final brushstrokes to this imaginative amalgam, making it work in perfect harmony. 

The accessories of the collection enhance the looks with printed maxibags, headdresses, balaclava and charms.

Palomo manages one more time to break the fashion standards and again surprise the spectator with a very unique and artistic yet delicate collection.

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