For resort, Alessandro Dell’Acqua indulged freely in what he likes most — the ingenuous subtle sensuality that has marked his aesthetic over the decades.
Unlike his former luxury namesake line, No. 21 is rooted in a solid contemporary vibe, filled with urban and sporty references. For resort, the designer also integrated a lingerie feel, exalted by the use of his signature nude tone.
Epitomizing the spirit of the collection, see-through slipdresses peeped out from the edge of knitted polo dresses, and plissé poplin frocks were embellished with detachable lace sleeves, while a transparent lace tunic revealed a retro-inspired lingerie set.
The delicate floral motif rendered on a range of feminine pieces contrasted with the more masculine appeal of checkered styles infused with a sartorial feel. The word “chérie” printed on T-shirts and tank tops introduced a hint of pop, while feathers and sequins enhanced the glam appeal of the collection.
See more from the 2018 Resort Collections:
Zac Zac Posen Resort 2018: The Zac Zac Posen collection evoked the glamour of the Twenties and Thirties.
Christian Siriano Resort 2018: The takeaway was a balance of the hard-soft, volume, textural play and clean lines.
Gabriela Hearst Resort 2018: For resort, Gabriela Hearst focused on materials while playing with color in a refined way.
Cushnie et Ochs Resort 2018: Carly Cushnie and Michelle Ochs were inspired by the idea of a celestial goddess for resort.
Michael Kors Collection Resort 2018: Michael Kors showed a resort collection with looks suited to the all the islands he loves, from Bora Bora to Manhattan.