Brioni Woman has reached Turkey. After two successful years for the men's collection in the store in Istanbul's Nisantasi district, the Italian brand is launching the women's collection. Donna Brioni has been presented at Milan Fashion Week for the last nine years, and the women's styles share the same glittering combination of crafts skill and creativity.
For the last three seasons, the collection has been designed by Alessandro Dell’Acqua, who is creating ever-new concepts utilizing the brand's fundamental identity and its iconic, style-setting pieces.
Brioni was founded in Rome in 1945, and it immediately developed strong international appeal. Today the company is managed by an executive committee including the heirs of the original founders. It has 75 boutiques worldwide, and 400 wholesale outlets.
The Luxury Institute of New York named Brioni as the most prestigious men’s fashion luxury brand in America in 2011. The brand received the same accolade in 2007.
Alessandro Dell’Acqua was born in Naples on December 21, 1962. He graduated in graphic design in 1982, and 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. Several years later, he became Creative Director of Pietro Pianforini, a luxury knitwear label, where he developed an extraordinary talent for working with wool, cashmere and jersey. In the following years, Dell’Acqua designed for many top Italian brands, including Iceberg, Les Copains and Mariella Burani.
Alessandro Dell’Acqua debuted his signature prêt-a-porter collection at Milano Moda Donna in March, 1996. Combining sharp tailoring with sensuality and femininity, it was greeted favourably by fashion critics, and heralded his arrival as an important Italian designer. Two years later, he presented his first men's collection at Pitti in Florence, which put him firmly on Italy's contemporary fashion map.
In 2000, Dell’Acqua launched a line of chic women’s shoes. In 2001, his first fragrance for women was licensed through EuroItalia, with an adv campaign by Helmut Newton featuring Helena Christensen. His men’s fragrance, also licensed through EuroItalia, was launched in August, 2003.
In spring 2002 he launched an eyewear line, now licensed through Allison.
In June 2002, he was awarded the “Oscar della Moda” for “New Women’s Designer” by the Italian fashion community.
In October 2004, he began designing La Perla's prêt-a-porter collection. In May 2008, Alessandro Dell’Acqua became Creative Director at Malo, and his first collection was launched in September during New York fashion week.
2010 was the year that marked a major change, with the debut of a new brand: N°21. As creative director ,he decided to concentrate all his energy on this new project, utilizing his heritage of experience as a designer particularly for knitwear, applying a new approach to create a contemporary and wearable ready-to-wear collection .
Contemporaneously, Alessandro dell'Acqua began working with Brioni as creative director of the women's pret-à-porter range.