David Delfín: Farewell to a fashion genius.
The « ‘enfant terrible » of the Spanish catwalk left us on June 3 after he died from cancer.
In January 2016 the Spanish designer David Delfín was prognosed with cancer, three brain tumors were detected at the same time and forced the Spanish designer to abandon his professional activity and focus on his health. Unfortunately, last Friday June 3rd, after 1,5 year of ups and downs David died because of his disease, a stench of the 21st century, and left us at the age of 46 years.
David was introduced to fashion because of his background being a painter, and especially thanks to his exhibition in 1999 that was based on the texts of the German artist Joseph Beuys in where he used military clothing that was covered with paper, canvas, wood or cardboard.
From this moment on, fashion publishers and some fashion-houses took an interest in the work of the Malaga designer who in 2001 created with his great partner Bimba Bosé (also recently deceased) and the Postigo family (Deborah, Gorka and Diego) the Daviddelfín brand, a project that brought together disciplines such as fashion, architecture, photography and video.
In 2002, David Delfín appeared on the catwalk of the Cibeles Madrid Fashion week and created great controversy, due to his fashion show in where he covered the models faces with hoods and used ropes in their necks as a symbol of protest against the Taliban regime and the War in Afghanistan. With this first collection he earned his nickname « enfant terrible », that was still used until the day of his death.
In 2003, also in Pasarela Cibeles, he won the prize for the best collection of a young designer by In loving memory and after that year his transgressors designs continued to adorn the Cibeles Catwalks with mythical collections such as Mi Manchi, Cuerpo extraño, Dafo, Missing o Intimidad.
From February 2009 to September 2010 David Delfín was a hit in New York and it`s New York`s Fashion Week and last year he was recognized with the National Fashion Design Award by the Spanish Ministry of Culture being one of the most recognized national designers outside the Spanish borders with his revolutionary designs and his unique and incomparable personality.
An extra note for a very important person in the life of the artist, model and designer Bimba Bosé was a muse for the designer and the best ambassador of his brand for many years. Unfortunately she also left us early 2017 after a sickbed of two years because of cancer. She was an inseparable companion and accomplice of David since the age of 18.
His daring designs and collections full of emotions have taken David Delfin to the top of international fashion world and he will always be remembered for it.
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