Alessandro Dell'Aqua presented a heritage-inspired ready-to-wear collection in Paris yesterday for Rochas Autumn/Winter 15, using swallow prints and Thirties-inspired silhouettes reminiscent of those from the 1934 collection designed by Marcel Rochas.

Mastering austere minimalism, Dell'Aqua ignited the preview with seven military cut designs in a murky brown hue. The Italian born designer then stripped back the thick woollen, wide lapelled coats and offered up exquisite sheer lace numbers in a seductive black.

The collection's highlights included an array of accessories and details that completed each look, from fur trims and faux pockets to highly embellished coats and tunic tops – the detailing was impeccable and a huge contrast from the opening garments. Heels were splattered with metal-looking details and offered a fierce contrast to the sometimes sombre silhouettes. Other standout pieces included thick, flattering belts, coated lace tailored skirts and matching stiff bows that graced elongated necks.