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What happens when contrast is your main feature, when you mix the codes of traditional bon ton to sportswear, when male inspires feminine? Either a style disaster or, like Alessandro Dell’Acqua for N. 21, the definition of an aesthetic of absolute elegance. A unique case in terms of best selling, a sudden and unstoppable success, that looking at the last autumn-winter fashion show finds another simple explanation, and especially the boost it needed to leave behind the essential, clean aesthetics and daywear and launch towards the most creative and spectacular. “A romance like Alida Valli in Senso,” said Dell’Acqua to describe his woman, dressed in large volumes that give way to a romantic vision, precisely, of femininity, without losing that contemporary and heavily urban taste, always in the brand’s DNA. So the contrast comes, in materials like white poplin shirts paired with python shoes and hoodies, in evening dresses of transparent gauze that look cut and rearranged to fit the daylight hours, and then the great protagonist of the first outputs: gold, the one of textiles of a traditional and decadent decor, as to introduce the mood of “restructuring” of the rest of the collection: restructuring of aesthetics, which tired of being slave of provocations and exaggerations, finds a way to talk about innovation in the perfection of cuts and absolute elegance of proportions.