Monday, February 28, 2011
Alessandro Dell’Acqua continues to stretch the limits of the Brioni customer. He has softened the edges, only slightly, and still retains the clean lines for which the brand is known. He has added the color that is always needed now and again and is slowly broadening the appeal by altering the DNA ever so slightly. Brioni at its most shining moment is an acquired taste and only for those who can afford to look this understated at highly overstated prices. One does wish that he had styled the clothes with a bit more élan as that would have only enhanced their presence on the runway. My suggestion would have been to use a high end jewelry brand to drive home the luxe factor of these clothes.