— February 27, 2012 —
Milan's runways this year have largely been influenced by a certain dark romanticism. The mood and colour palette at No. 21 was no different. Alessandro Dell'Acqua created his signature pieces in moodier fabrics and hues; opting for heavy wools, thick lace, satin and lots of dark embellishment instead of his usual lighter silks and airy lace. Dell'Acqua's signature silhouette, however, remained constant: short hemlines paired with looser bomber jackets, to-die-for knits and perfect pants. The hair wastousledand the make-up bare, as if to suggest that this was your every day girl, doing every day things. These were the kinds of clothes that anyone can pull off and look absolutely stunning in. Alessandro also maintained a sort of "secret" unique quality about the pieces; adding embellishment where you might not normally see it, adding panels on structured dresses to give it a modern lift. We can't wait to wear everything.
No. 21 by Alessandro Dell'Acqua is currently available in Hong Kong at I.T and Harvey Nichols.