Raised in Dubai and living between London and the UAE, Central Saint Martins graduate, Delia Covezzi, has been quietly cultivating her reputation as a talented clothing and accessory designer. Following successful apprenticeships with Stella McCartney and Tata Naka, she went on to design and produce exclusive collections for a range of top boutiques in Europe and the Middle East.
I took a look at Covezzi's S/S 2010 collection and immediately noticed the mix of contrasting elements of her pieces. Sharp tailoring in hues of silver and dove grey, and classic black and white, with a hint of bold coral hues and delicate graphic prints, from soft French chiffons to crisp Italian organza; from textured pearl satins to finely-ribbed silk twills; adding an edge to the feminine yet bold look.
According to Delia, the S/S 2010 collection draws inspiration from the visual and structural similarities between armour and bird’s plumage. Delia’s fascination of how something so strong and sturdy is comparable to something so soft and delicate found her once again contemplating the dual characteristics of woman; how woman can be simultaneously strong yet feminine, powerful yet graceful. The collection oozes class in every way.