No. 21: texture and shine

Texture. That were the key element at the No. 21 Milan fashion week show, which brought breezy pastels and heavy blacks side by side on the runway. Lace had a starring role: at times making up full dresses, at others taking shape on the blink-and-you’ll-miss-it detailing (like a surprise lace panel at the back of a heavy knit). Elsewhere in Alessandro Dell’Acqua’s fall / winter 2011 offering, sequins and feathers were richly embellished onto tunics for a more ostentatious turn. But where the collection was strongest was in the high-shine take on masculine dressing, with boxy trousers and collared shirts under knits all assembled with a modern update.


Click on the thumbnails below to see more from the No. 21 fall / winter 2011 / 2012 collection.