Paris. February 27th.
For the Fall Winter 2019 Collection, Alessandro Dell'Aqua speaks Rocha's language, returning to the French House Couture roots. The work done by Marcel Rochas in 1925, the in 1955 by his wife Hélène, was a guiding spirit for him. While streetwear is everywhere, the Italian designer has one word on his mind: 'It's time to go back to the brand's DNA, claiming its own personality without chasing trends'.
The look of the season takes shape according to a couture template, in a pure spirit of the French house. Constructed fabrics as wool crafted as feather, curving volumes and sculpted tiny jackets, dominate the collection. Precious fabrics as Chantilly, tulle, silk and organza work as well for daywear and nightwear. Tweed is lit by a dense encrustations of crystals that sparkle like jais gem, that underline the cut of the clothes.
There is a timeless allure in all the collection, a pure interpretation of elegance. Past and future meet in a very discreet palette where black, favorite Parisian color, rules. There is a space also for brown tobacco and Prussian blue, teamed with a touch of pink blush. Elsewhere, a bright roses print fabric adds an eccentric look.
And the refinements don't stop there. The volumes swell, the deeply slits reveal provocative midi-lenght skirts and thigh-high boots, playing with an easy allure and a modern feel that any sneakers couldn't do. Special guest of the season, Stephen Jones collaborates with Rochas to create a limited edition of resin black hats that matches with daywear looks. Finally, the mini bags murmur elegantly the evening style of the French house.
Photos by Alessandro Lucioni.