Rochas – Elegance is always in fashion
Rochas – Ready to Wear SS19 Collection – PFW 2018
Rochas is designed by Alessandro dell’Aqua, and boy is it designed.
by Tony Glenville
Rochas ready to wear SS19
Amazing fabrics, fascinating colours, and silhouettes which swing and swirl, cling and curve.
It’s the work of a man totally in control of the fashion machine from concept to fabric to cut.
From couture style heritage animal brocades in regal coats, through Rachel powder pales in slender pants suits, through polished bow tied satin, and in acid lime ostrich feathers the collection was simply beautiful.
It felt fresh and modern and desirable, it offered women clothes to feel elegant, chic, and glamorous whilst wearing them.
The cut and drape and fit and construction of every piece demonstrated the much underestimated art of real fashion creativity; it was a demonstration of skills many have never mastered.
As the women around me smiled, and mentally shopped and applauded, Rochas emphasised that with dell’Aqua in the atelier, fashion has the ability to make dreams of beautiful clothes a reality without any nostalgia or backward glances; this was forward looking modern elegance offered to the clients as a gift. Bravo!