N°21

Fall/ Winter 2018

 

Individuality was definitely celebrated here, starting with Dell’Acqua’s lookbook model: “I’ve known Kirsten Owen from the ’90s, she opened all my shows back then,” the designer said. “She has character and personality; and she’s a woman, not just a girl. Time has been kind to her; it’s just softened her features, making them even more special. I basically styled the collection with Kirsten in mind.”

On set, Owen radiated a serene charm; she looked at ease in Dell’Acqua’s looks. The new collection was built around strong, sporty outerwear and masculine tailoring played against sexy pieces, all peppered with a dose of quirk. It’s a recipe that has served Dell’Acqua well at No. 21. A massive bomber was patch-worked with nylon, quilted wool, and knitwear, and nonchalantly thrown over a sexy body-con dress. Adding to the contrast play, a masculine bowling shirt sparkling with golden paillettes was paired with a sexy pencil skirt printed with a California-inspired landscape motif. One of the best looks was an elongated yellow turtleneck sweater with a fluffy feathered trim, accompanied by a turquoise paillette midi skirt; it showcased Dell’Acqua’s penchant for unlikely color combinations. Courtesy of vogue.com

 

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N°21

Pre-Fall 2018

 

On set, Owen radiated a serene charm; she looked at ease in Dell’Acqua’s looks. The new collection was built around strong, sporty outerwear and masculine tailoring played against sexy pieces, all peppered with a dose of quirk. It’s a recipe that has served Dell’Acqua well at No. 21. A massive bomber was patch-worked with nylon, quilted wool, and knitwear, and nonchalantly thrown over a sexy body-con dress. Adding to the contrast play, a masculine bowling shirt sparkling with golden paillettes was paired with a sexy pencil skirt printed with a California-inspired landscape motif. One of the best looks was an elongated yellow turtleneck sweater with a fluffy feathered trim, accompanied by a turquoise paillette midi skirt; it showcased Dell’Acqua’s penchant for unlikely color combinations. Macramé lace, chiffon, and various plumages added to the feminine flair, set against more substantial textures like shearling, raw denim, and leather. White lace-up sneaker boots with a thick molded sole were the accessory of choice. Courtesy of vogue.com

 

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N°21

Spring Summer 2018

 

Dell’Acqua lost creative control of his eponymous label some years ago, a cruel fate that has befallen many excellent designers. He has since felt, he said, very “sad” about the situation, but has worked through it. Today, he set out to reclaim his codes. The label he founded in 1996 was very different to No. 21—which is a sportier, more casual, less evening line—and here, Dell’Acqua salvaged one to extend the other.

 

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. More contemporarily put together looks incorporated leather parkas with crystal-lined hoods and leather shirts, or cropped knit cardigans worn over detached leather hoods.

 

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