Alessandro Dell’Acqua said his fall collection for No. 21 was inspired by Nineties grunge, but the result was anything but disheveled. The designer fused British influences with a hefty dose of Italian glamour, making for a savvy study in contrasts. He opened with a tartan-patterned mohair sweater, worn with a flannel shirt and a pencil skirt encrusted with flower-shaped sequins and ruby Swarovski Elements. Further riffs on Dell’Acqua’s signature masculine-feminine aesthetic included rockabilly drainpipe pants — cropped to show off Michael Jackson-style crystal-studded socks — and cocoon coats, which came in sculptural white taffeta or a striped knit bonded with Neoprene.

Alessandro Dell’Acqua said his fall collection for No. 21 was inspired by Nineties grunge, but the result was anything but disheveled. The designer fused British influences with a hefty dose of Italian glamour, making for a savvy study in contrasts. He opened with a tartan-patterned mohair sweater, worn with a flannel shirt and a pencil skirt encrusted with flower-shaped sequins and ruby Swarovski Elements. Further riffs on Dell’Acqua’s signature masculine-feminine aesthetic included rockabilly drainpipe pants — cropped to show off Michael Jackson-style crystal-studded socks — and cocoon coats, which came in sculptural white taffeta or a striped knit bonded with Neoprene.

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