fall collezioni, milan: n°21 by alessandro dell’acqua
by Jeremy Danté
debuting his first prêt-à-porter collection in 1996, alessandro dell’acqua has made a name for himself in the world of fashion through his designs from his namesake label . in june 2009, it was announced via press release that the summer/spring collection by the dell’acqua label was being produced without alessandro’s approval & he reportedly lost the rights to his name. now nameless, the creative entity known as dell’acqua has moved on & now designs the N°21 collections. presented for the FW11 season, we see a refined set of soft neutral toned looks that drew upon sleek lines & classic styles. though nothing truly groundbreaking is seen here, i expect that dell’acqua’s return to prominence will be like waking sleeping beauty. here the N°21 label shows promises & makes gradual progress establishing itself as a new brand with new signatures.