Paris Fashion Week SS16: Rochas

Paris Fashion Week SS16: Rochas

Watercolours and lace

Text: Andrea Sim

Designer Alessandro Dell'Acqua dreamt up a whimsical delight of watercolours and lace for his fourth collection at Rochas

The inspiration: After his spring collection of ruffles and lace at No.21 that showed earlier in Milan, Alessandro Dell'Acqua put his paintbrush to work with metallic accented watercolour florals, ornate sequined pieces and extensive artwork embroidered on lace. Salvador Dalí's wife Gala was his spring muse. 

Something you might have missed: Embellishments under mesh dresses (looks 26 and 30). First Miuccia Prada, then John Galliano for Maison Margiela, and now Dell'Acqua. Sheer mesh dresses layered over appliquéd pieces will definitely trend for spring.

I spy: Surfboy graphics, contrasted with necklaces dripping with jewels (look 13). Yes to the designer who stylistically married the polar opposites, a tongue-in-cheek reference to the lurid fad of the former in the early 2000s.  

Favourite look: The decadently embellished coat (look 39) that we'll upstage Hugh Hefner in in our dreams. 

Buro loves: The sheer Victorian lace-collared organza confection (look 10) and slip dresses in the same material. Delicate, delightful, and daring, but never racy. 

To view the full collection, click on the gallery below. 

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