Alessandro Dell’Acqua is settling in at his No. 21 label and the strong collection he showed — only his fourth —  made that point quite nicely. Dell’Acqua, who is best known for his ultrafeminine designs, was inspired by Milanese women of the Sixties — “very bourgeois but with a touch of eccentricity,” he said before the show. He injected the collection with a touch of masculinity, and more separates for day, including a madras shirt and trousers combination with embellished collar touches and light blue Oxford shirts with a utilitarian feel. It wasn’t all mannish, though. Dell’Acqua balanced the collection with feminine lace dresses and silk lounge pajamas in an abstract animal print.

Alessandro Dell’Acqua is settling in at his No. 21 label and the strong collection he showed — only his fourth —  made that point quite nicely. Dell’Acqua, who is best known for his ultrafeminine designs, was inspired by Milanese women of the Sixties — “very bourgeois but with a touch of eccentricity,” he said before the show. He injected the collection with a touch of masculinity, and more separates for day, including a madras shirt and trousers combination with embellished collar touches and light blue Oxford shirts with a utilitarian feel. It wasn’t all mannish, though. Dell’Acqua balanced the collection with feminine lace dresses and silk lounge pajamas in an abstract animal print.

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