Fall/Winter 2020 marks the last Rochas collection for Alessandro dell’Acqua.

For it, the designer pulled from the house’s archives to provide the collection with some significant pieces. Past and present collide with the latest line, which reminds us that pieces can be re-worn and re-worked for years and years after they’re constructed. A throwaway wardrobe just won’t cut it. The designer’s rediscovery of some of Helene Rochas’ designs prompted an array of new styles, like a pair of bat sunglasses and some platform sandals. Deep in the archives, a fringed glitter skirt, a shirt with gold embroideries, and a brocade dress was also rediscovered. So today, the mix of old and new shines in a contemporary way, heightened by a play on masculinity and femininity. Cocooning coats are structured with XXL belts, an all-purple suit is topped with a cropped wool shirt-jacket, and large tinted shearling shopping bags and small embroidered clutches are the accessory of the moment.

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