Alessandro dell’Acqua has just unveiled his Rochas pre-fall 2016 collection, revealing a mix-and-match of edgy party looks and refined chic pieces that add a bit of dazzle to this pre-fall fashion week. A doze of inspiring retro lines and patterns recreates a handful of timeless looks with a modern twist that celebrate both dell’Acqua’s second year at the helm of Rochas and the fashion house’s haute couture heritage.
Updating the fashionable ‘granny chic style’ with textured fabrics and an opulence of patterns and details, Alessandro dell’Acqua seems to be at ease with Rochas’ undeniable elegance, meticulously embroidering each one of the items just to make sure everything comes out to be nothing but refined and perfect. Browsing through the line-up one could easily notice how dell’Acqua perfectly designed and created pieces that are absolutely polished to the high standards Rochas follows, with sumptuous vibes naturally meeting a real zest for modern looks. To meet everyone’s needs, he combined chic outerwear with New Year’s Eve-ready pieces that will make you stand out of the crowd at any party.
Creating lightness and fluidity with a modern feel and bringing forth relaxed, yet super-elegant and refined looks was clearly the aim of the designer, who revealed the message behind the Rochas pre-fall 2016 collection during the collection presentation.
He even revealed actress Julie Christie as one of his main sources of inspirations, as her role in the movie Shampoo was easily translated into many of the roomy ankle-length pants and Seventies-inspired maxi dresses. No wonder why dell’Acqua chose Julie Christie as his muse for the upcoming season: with her ethereal looks and ability to look effortlessly chic in every kind of outfit, Christie had a huge impact on fashion throughout the Sixties and Seventies, skillfully wearing both evening sequined dresses and haute-hippie pieces that still charm us nowadays.
And now, thanks to the Rochas pre-fall 2016 collection, wearing fancy Christie-inspired outfits will be easier than ever, as the line-up is rife with shiny sequined embroideries, asymmetrical cuts and floral designs, which are basically meant to be combined with the oversized camel coats and fur jackets. Just like many other fashion houses, the fur game and the trend of wearing socks with pussy-bow pumps are strong in this collection, too, and Rochas chose chestnut, burgundy and blue hues to adorn its furry maxi coats and jackets. The line-up seems also to particularly enjoy the slip-dress over a t-shirt trend.
Billowy dresses in black and gold along with boyfriend and oversized blazers alternate each other, layering the silhouettes with many structured lines and different fabrics. Mid-calf shirts got adorned with lateral slits and draped fabrics, once again paying homage to Christie’s nonchalant attitude. As for the fabrics used, besides fur and tweed dell’Acqua also added a touch of drama bringing finely tailored velvet, Alpaca cashmere and Chantilly lace fabrics, which ultimately confirm his terrific skills as a fashion designer.
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