Spring/ Summer 2019
Paillettes shimmered and feathers shivered across a suite of rosily-accented to sand-toned looks (“these were one of my favorite tones to work with”). They were sometimes utterly evening: sheer and tiered dresses with lingerie details or ruche-fronted skirt-and-shirt combinations (the lace in Look 20 was the very same botanical pattern as the first lace this designer ever used). More contemporarily put together looks incorporated leather parkas with crystal-lined hoods and leather shirts, or cropped knit cardigans worn over detached leather hoods.
A black-based section featured that pivotal Look 35, plus skirts and a tulle-sheathed jacket in a black nylon long-ago favored by this designer. Under it, a tulle layer skirt was garlanded with a silvery abstract floral, exactly the same as one worn in the aforementioned Spring/Summer ’97 show. So why was Dell’Acqua so into one particular season that went on sale 20 years ago? The answer was simple: “This was my favorite collection. And it was very, very successful too.” And why copy himself? The answer was carefully diplomatic: “For me, in this moment, fashion is very confused.”
When all around you is in flux, know thyself.
Courtesy of vogue.com
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