Rochas catwalk show report S/S 2016 in Paris
Paris’ Palais de Tokyo was the backdrop for the ninetieth anniversary of Rochas and Alessandro Dell’Acqua showed yet another collection under his watchful eye. Since February 2014, Dell’Acqua has been creative director for Rochas and now, in his fourth season, the SS16 collection was unveiled.
Beneath bare faces and relaxed hair, large floral prints were scattered among heavy coordinates, whilst bows were large, embellishments were heavy and sheer fabrics muted opulent decorations and bold, more graphic prints.
The collection was feminine with pastel hues, delicate touches, ruffles and pleats, but it was all certainly strong. Leathers, collars and brocade fabrics came together for an androgynous touch, giving lace-covered shoes and floating gowns a bold contrast.
Gala Dalì, the late muse of Salvador Dalí, among other notable creatives and writers, was a stimulus of inspiration for Dell’Acqua. The embellished blazers, yoke-embezzled shirts and opulent details mirror the style that which Gala was most stylistically known for. Nevertheless, the Rochas aesthetic remains and coats, an always important, noteworthy and much awaited element of a Rochas collection, were present. Five coats and jackets made it into the collection, with supporting blazers.
One can not think of a colour not covered in the collection; warm mustards, mint greens, blacks and touches of red and blue form some part of the collection, enhancing our love of the Spring/Summer months. And, other than shorts, every style was covered with a plethora of skits, dresses, shirts and pants. A Rochas woman, will be one well dressed next spring.
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