The return of Alessandro Dell’Acqua to the menswear with his first N°21 fall winter 2014 men collection was one of the most awaited events of the 85th edition of Pitti Uomo. The Neapolitan fashion designer as a phoenix has flown once again over the “menswear Olympus” drawing the attentions of the most representative fashion journalists who came to watch his new debut in the reading room of the Biblioteca Nazionale Centrale in Florence.
|N°21 – Pitti Uomo 85|
With this first collection Alessandro Dell’Acqua defines the ideal profile of a multi-faceted man whose intimate wealth appears in the eclectic contrasts of shapes, materials and colors as already seen in the female N°21 line. This is a fresh and fashionable collection that looks inside the souls of all the kinds of contemporary men, re-interpreting their tastes, needs, secrets and passions into 21 outfits that meet their most unconscious desires.
|Alessandro Dell’Acqua explaining his first N°21 collection|
In the mix of multifaceted personalities we can recognize for first the fashionisto guy who wears maxi sole shoes and neoprene N°21 logoed sweatshirt while is waiting to be photographed at the entrance of a fashion show or dances at an after party in Milan; then is the turn of the alternative hipster, who wears parka with cloth inserts, plaid shirts and oversized sweaters; you can’t miss the intellectual kind of guy, who prefers tailored jackets, refined knitwear and trousers with pleats; then the bad boy, wearing a black leather jacket and deeply red items, with an almost punk mood; the good preppy guy, who attended the best universities of the Ivy League, and when he is not on the sports field with the horses beaded varsity jacket, you can find him browsing books in the library, wearing classic shirts under angora striped sweaters; and finally the dandy type, with his exhausting research of outstanding details such as the rhinestone socks, the fur duffle coat, the soft angora sweaters and the suits made of lace, the sensual material inherited from the women’s collection, doubled with cotton or wool to give it the strenght of a men’s fabric.
A collection for all the tastes and for all the kind of men that definitely marks a new beginning for Alessandro Dell’Acqua, confirming his role of sophisticated contemporary trend-setter in the Italian fashion system.
Alessandro Masetti – The Fashion Commentator