Back in New York City, Palomo presents his FW23 collection titled “The Closet” after an aesthetic inquiry into a stage of childhood in which the designer contextualizes the first layers of formation of our personality and our first interactions with clothing, which often takes place by furtively exploring our mother’s closet.

The Palomo boy is unknowingly experimenting with the barriers of gender conventionality, playing with towels, silk scarves, duvets, blankets and other household items to construct an elevated self-image that flirts with the queer. These, what were the initiatory images of a “primitive” Palomo look will be professionalized over time to reach a new level of sophistication.

The drama and aesthetic grandiloquence that characterizes the designer’s work, present in voluminous pieces in the shape of coats – reminiscent of coco o ns created from quilts – coexist with less complex garments alluding to a recently discovered streetwear approach for the house. With bright colors that take us to a gay Alice in Wonderland, a delicate work with draped tops and long dresses that a styling proposal by Alicia Padrón combines with fine mesh shirts, blouses made with vortexes of fabrics in floral print, scarves in a knit with rustic reminiscences and ( faux ) fur mini skirts that lengthen the figure of the model providing an ( even more) fashionista breath to the proposal of the designer.

The headpieces, by Ruslan Baginskiy, were inspired by genderless fun and childhood memories. Putting a pillow on your head, making a towel cape, appropriating shapes and materials around you.

Take a look at the collection below: