Alessandro Dell’Acqua showed the Rochas SS19 collection at the Theatre National de Chaillot that acted as the perfect setting for the artistically elegant collection.
The designer has had a busy few weeks with his No.21 show in Milan and unveiling of his collaboration with Tod’s, and yet he had time to work with fascinating fabrics and textures to create a mesmerizing collection.
He started with leopard print that he worked into a relaxed coats and statement accessories before introducing them in glamorous jacquard versions with touches of gold for evening. Then, came the core of collection focusing on midnight black. Draped silk dresses had elements of understated sensuality, while the boxy jacket and full length gown showcased structured. One off-shoulder dress in particular exuded mystery and elegance in a beautifully refined black leopard print dévoré.
He broke it up with a couple of pastel pieces that showcased his play on texture like ostrich feathers, while the sunflower yellow packed a punch and lifted the whole collection. In fact, we will be seeing a lot of this sunshine hue next season.
Dell’Acqua has managed to deliver strong couture silhouettes for everyday in a modern and wearable way.