Alessandro Dell'Acqua is a brilliant designer who is a native of Naples, Italy. He was born on December 21, 1962. He studied at the Naples and received his degree in graphic design
in 1982 from the Accademia di Belli Arti.
He started working for the Marzotto Group as well as Maska, Byblos and Gilmar in 1982 after he graduated.
At the age of 23, he was given an exclusive worldwide contract to design a line for Genny, one of the leading Italian fashion houses, working alongside Gianni Versace, who also designed a line for them. He also spent some time designing for Les Copains and Iceberg.
Initially he specialized in knitwear and worked as an apprentice to Pietro Pianforini, a luxury knitwear label, working with wool, cashmere and jersey.Several years later, he became its Creative Director.
He designed for top Italian brands, including Iceberg, Les Copains and Mariella Burani.He rose to be Head Designer for them in 1988. He also worked with a small group of artisans in a mill in Bologna, Italy. He credits this group, who now work for him, with the unusual delicacy of his hand-finished knitwear, lace mohair was particularly beautiful when used by him.
Alessandro Dell'Acqua started his own label in 1995, and his collections are shown twice a year in Milan. His debut show entitled "Punk on a Mediterranean Woman" was in 1996 This was a womenswear collection, followed by his menswear in 1998 showing his debut menswear show at the famous Pitti Palace in Florence, Italy. Alessandro is also designing for the Swiss house of Bally, well-known for elegant footwear, but now presenting their womenswear clothing lines.
In 1996, he debuted his signature pret-a-porter collection at Milan Moda Donna, combining sharp tailoring with sensuality and femininity. Since 1996, his career blossomed and he was awarded twice the Oscar Della Moda in Italy. Among his inspirations include the great Italian actresses, Anna Magnani, Sofia Loren, and Monica Vitti.
In 2000, Alessandro Dell'Acqua launched a line of hot-chic women's shoes. Following that, his first fragrance for women and men was licensed. Then was launched an eyewear line, Alessandro Dell'Acqua stores in New York.
Likewise, Dell'Aqua style of designing clothes appealed to the leading lingerie company La Perla, who started up their womenswear line in 2000 and they appointed Alessandro to design the line in early 2003. In 2004 Alessandro Dell'Acqua started designing La Perla pret-a-porter collection.
Alessandro has opened his first U.S. showroom, launched a full-fledged website and opened his first U.S. store on Madison Avenue. They will carry his full line of men's and women's ready-to-wear, footwear, eyewear. fragrances and bags. In Fall 2004, he also opened his first London store.
In 2006 comes Alessandro Dell'Acqua Knitwear for women, capsule of the main collection highlighting the designer's ever-famous experience in the sphere of knits.
Alessandro Dell'Acqua became the new Creative Director of Malo in May 2008 and his first Collection is launched in September during New York fashion week.
The Alessandro Dell'Acqua Look:
Many of his clothes is a combination of lacy knitwear and other materials such as his favorite fabrics are tulle and chiffon. Mots of his clothes have skin color, nude and black.
His collections features bustier, strapless, silk dresses and belted coats. He is a big fan of transparency letting the skin of the women show through clothes and it is apparent in his collections.
Dell'Acqua's love for the exotic women of classic Italian cinema drives his collections of curve-hugging, sensual clothes. Since 1996, the designer has been cutting womanly silhouettes with occasional frills and cut-outs, and mixing luxe textures - jersey with chiffon, for example - to a smoldering, womanly effect that has caught the attention of current American screen stars. He's also got sexy shoes and a fragrance. Alessandro Dell'Acqua creates clothes for women who loves to be feminine. He is famous for his shimmery dresses using materials such as tulle, chiffon and lace.
Product Lines: Clothes, Eyewear, Fragrances, Handbags, Shoes
Alessandro Dell'Acqua Perfumes:
2001 Alessandro Dell Acqua (for women)
2005 Alesandro Dell Acqua (for men)
Clients (Who is Wearing Alessandro Dell'Acqua)
Winona Ryder, Gwyneth Paltrow, Padma Lakshmi, Sophie Dahl, Iman, Jennifer Lopez, Courtney Love, Kristin Davis, Mena Suvari
Latest Runaway Shows:
Menswear Fall 2009
Menswear Spring 2009
My favorite! I am a cerified shoe lover, I love Alessandro Dell'Acqua's suede wedge heel covered in black lace and his Large Leather and Lace Satchel Handbag, a gorgeous purple lambskin satchel. I also likes purple and black.
List of books: Alessandro,Dell'Acqua