IN PARTNERSHIP WITH
DELFINA BALDASSARRE’S EPONYMOUS BRAND DELFINA BALDA WAS CONCEIVED WITH WEARABILITY IN MIND. HER CREATIVE, STRUCTURAL AND TRULY MODERN APPROACH TO DESIGN STEMS FROM HER MISSION OF OFFERING A REFINED ASSORTMENT THAT IS CLASSICALLY COOL WITH BOLD DETAILS. WE’VE FOLLOWED THE DESIGNER’S WORK FOR QUITE SOME TIME AND WERE THRILLED TO HAVE A CHANCE TO MEET THE FOCUSED (NOT TO MENTION, STYLISH) DESIGNER AT THE HELM OF THIS COVETED CONTEMPORARY BRAND. DESPITE MEETING DELFINA AT HER GREENPOINT STUDIO ON A PARTICULARLY RAINY DAY, HER VIBRANT COLLECTIONS AND UNWAVERING DETERMINATION WERE JUST A FEW OF THE ELEMENTS THAT MADE OUR VISIT WARM AND WELCOMING. WITHOUT GIVING TOO MUCH AWAY ENJOY OUR LATEST COLLABORATIVE STUDIO VISIT BRAND ASSEMBLY FEATURING DELFINA’S THOUGHTS ON STORYTELLING THROUGH FASHION, HER RELATIONSHIP TO DESIGN AND MUCH MORE. BE SURE TO ALSO VISIT THE ASSEMBLIST FOR A FOLLOW-UP PORTION TO OUR INTERVIEW.
HEAD OVER TO THE ASSEMBLIST TO SEE PART TWO OF THIS FEATURE AND MORE FEATURED DESIGNERS AND TASTEMAKERS.
My name is Delfina and I’m an Argentine designer living
in NYC. I enjoy small things. It could be a good day at work, a snack in the afternoon, a deep conversation, a surprise, a joke, throwing my dog his ball, connecting with loved ones and strangers, pondering things I’m interested in and laughing! I value meaningful relationships.
WE LOVE THE BRAND’S MISSION TO “TELL A STORY THAT HASN’T BEEN TOLD BEFORE.” FROM A DESIGN PERSPECTIVE WHAT INSPIRES THESE STORIES AND DESPITE EACH COLLECTION’S EVOLUTION WHAT IS ONE COMMON ELEMENT THAT CAN BE FOUND WITHIN EACH STORY/PIECE?
The stories are inspired by elements that we recollect from the stimulation around us, and we transform into a narrative. One common thread is the sophistication and quirkiness that we aim to achieve in all the pieces we designed.
WHO IS THE DELFINA BALDA WOMAN AND HOW HAS SHE EVOLVED SINCE THE BRAND’S INITIAL COLLECTION?
We envision the Delfina Balda woman as an active, modern, independent woman with strong beliefs, and a sense of humor. I think we have always designed for the same woman.
HOW WOULD YOU ADVISE THE NEXT GENERATION OF DESIGNERS, MAKERS, AND CREATIVES TO LEAVE AN IMPRINT IN THE WORLD SIMPLY BY DOING WHAT THEY LOVE?
Create a body of work in the form and media where your voice will communicate your message. Be dedicated to it. Be persistent. Spend time. Think about it. Explore a theme, go in great depth and detail. This will be a testament of your point of view and an imprint of your passion. And if all this was done under true desire it will leave a trace that others will respond to.
AS YOU’VE GAINED MORE EXPERIENCE HOW HAS YOUR RELATIONSHIP TO FASHION DESIGN EVOLVED AND WHAT DO YOU HOPE TO THE INDUSTRY RESPOND TO THE GROWING NEEDS OF FASHION DESIGNERS ACROSS THE GLOBE?
I have taken more of a role of a creative director. The whole puzzle rather than focusing on small parts of it. I hope the industry could give more room to the exploration of creative work, as it is one of the most repetitive complaints of designers.