Alessandro Dell’Acqua infused his Rochas debut with a hefty dose of fashion. The designer honed in on oversize silhouettes, layering and embellishment, serving them up with a lady-meets-punk attitude and some faint Goth undertones.

 

The vibe was a good decision — until the show veered toward the proverbial “too much of a good thing.” Dell’Acqua opened with several strong looks, including a slouchy peplumed tank top in beige alpaca shown with a relaxed linear skirt, its side featuring a narrow panel of embellishment. These pieces winked chicly at minimalism, though a lot of the lineup was marked by textural excess.

Coats, shirts, pencil skirts and even peplums were decked out in crystals, sequins and mini tassels, while voluminous floor-length dresses came in shimmering tiers of brocade jacquards. An embroidered and sequined sporty jacket with a floral peplum was teamed with a patent pencil skirt.

Dell’Acqua demonstrated little restraint, right down to the heavily beaded gloves. Though overstated at times, the collection made for a strong visual statement — the kind that gave Rochas the jolt it needs to move in a new direction.

Alessandro Dell’Acqua infused his Rochas debut with a hefty dose of fashion. The designer honed in on oversize silhouettes, layering and embellishment, serving them up with a lady-meets-punk attitude and some faint Goth undertones.

 

To access this article, click here to subscribe or to log in.

To Read the Full Article
SUBSCRIBE NOW

Tap into our Global Network

Of Industry Leaders and Designers

load comments
blog comments powered by Disqus