Large statement details, muted colors, and oversized fits... That’s right, we’re highlighting Argentine designer Delfina Baldasarre’s brand, Delfina Balda. What comes to mind when we hear the word “details” may be delicate buttons or intricate knits, however, Baldasarre’s philosophy seems to be “go big or go home”. Adorning garments with layered tulle hems, rope belts, and chunky hardware, you’ll find yourself describing details as bold, not delicate. In addition to these details she has a penchant for exaggerated and sculptural silhouettes. Surprisingly flattering considering the excess fabric, Baldasarre provides us with comfortable garments that don’t make us feel like we’re drowning.
That being said, we wouldn’t mind drowning in the fine fabrics utilized by the brand. Each natural fiber and material is mindfully chosen before a collection is even designed. Each design is inspired by the fabrics themselves. Once the fabric and color palette “feel right” for the line, Baldasarre begins the process of quick abstract sketching; these abstract sketches ultimately inspire the silhouette of the final garment. Baldasarre, once a psychoanalyst, explains that her process is very subconscious. In an interview with the New York Times, Baldasarre says, “I will always think as a psychoanalyst does and the theories that I believe in will always be with me whenever I am conceptualizing a collection”. We believe it is this unique process that leads us to say, “Oh, that’s very Delfina”.
For those of us who desire bold, sophisticated, comfortable style, your calls have been answered by the designs of Delfina Balda. Designing in her own unique way, inspired by her past career, we are gifted with garments unlike the brands we have grown used to.