The days of Esther Williams’ kitschy poolside glamour are so long gone it’s hard to believe that level of fantastical twee was ever a reality. It’s certainly at odds with the casualized perpetual quest to look “effortless” today. Yet somehow Josep Font let himself get lost in a retro world of Williams, soirées at the Waldorf Astoria and music by Xavier Cugat while designing his spring collection. And without skimping on the campy side of that world, he came up with a lineup that brought its flamboyance, color and concept of head-to-toe done-ness into today.



Nick Ros



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