Alessandro Dell’Acqua cited the sophisticated and intriguing Catherine Deneuve in the iconic film “Belle de Jour” to summarize the attitude he injected into his chic Rochas Pre-Fall 2018 collection.
The collection celebrates a time of impeccable elegance, infusing all the freshness, the lightness and, why not, the contradictions of new generations.
Psychedelic patterns jump off the walls and onto jacquard fabrics, catching the light in multi-coloured sequins. Their luminosity contrasts with the autumnal greens and browns of Oxfordshire, featuring a profusion of checked patterns and hunting inspiration.
The Rochas spirit is back in the essential preciousness of the raw materials: brocades, reversible cashmere, silk duchesse, velvet with ruffles and bows. A symphony of luxury, as if played by a chamber orchestra, focusing on understated little details.
Day and night are intentionally blended, even in the same look, while a slender tuxedo becomes today’s cocktail dress.