Designer Alessandro Dell'Acqua on the runway Fall 2007 season, Milan
Designer Alessandro Dell'Acqua on the runway Fall 2007 season, Milan

MILAN, Jun 22, 2009 / FW/ — The press release reprinted below says it all:

Milan, June 19th 2009

Dear All,

I would like to inform you that the Alessandro Dell’Acqua Men’s Spring-Summer 2010 and Women’s Pre-spring 2010 collections will be produced without my approval, as I haven’t had the possibility to verify the conformity of the final product to the sketches I submitted to the company.

The brand which carries my name has always been consistent with my style but in this case, despite of their formal assurance, Cherry Grove, the company who produces and distributes the Alessandro Dell’Acqua women’s and men’s collections, decided to move forward without having me, the designer, check on the quality of the product.

I believe that the involvement and agreement among all parts concerned with the brand, specially the designer who has been working for it with constant dedication since the very begininng, is a fundamental element under any circumstance, even the most problematic one.

I had rather not ask for your collaboration, so precious along all these years, but because of this imposed inability to guarantee the quality of the final product and in order to protect the other licensees of the brand, I have to detach myself from these two collections that have not been approved by me and that I don’t acknowledge as realization of my creations.

Best regards,

Alessandro Dell’Acqua