Designer Alessandro dell’Acqua presented N°21‘s Resort 2021 Moodboard collection, that was inspired by the women’s fight for liberation and attainment of independence. The collection mixes feminine and masculinity elements. Italian model Caterina Ravaglia at IMG Models is the face of N°21‘s Resort 2021 lookbook captured by fashion photographer Henrik Blomqvist. In charge of hair styling and makeup was beauty artist Luciano Chiarello.
It’s a collection that comes from the reappropriation of my own very personal work method: going to the origins of femininity through a feeling of spontaneity, free of all constructions and superstructures that lead the thought process away from the essence of pure storytelling. What I cared about was reestablishing clean, precise images, clear cut of definition, by using all the tricks of the trade of the women’s fashion narrative to achieve new effects. That’s why I designed drawstring neckline openings, added zips to skirt slits, offset straight lines with drapings, gave mannish elements a feminine twist, made silhouettes extra long and slim. And I created movement using the textures of precious fabrics. – Alessandro dell’Acqua, N21 creative director
“Elements of the collection. All starts from motion, the movement of lines and surfaces. Bouclé fabrics define jackets with metal chain trim on collars and peacoat/cabans with rows of gold jewel buttons. The straight tube skirts in neoprene coated crepe de chine have zip openings on both sides. Tank tops in cotton and crinkly wool fabric converse with the little knit dresses with drawstring gathering/drapings. Similar drawstrings mark the body-skimming crepe de chine print dresses where the draping heightens the references to the elegant feminine 1940s aesthetic very much there in a shirtwaist with double macramé collar. Also, sporty sweaters create wonky volumes in combo with cotton stripe shorts and pointy toe high heel pumps; rib knit slip-dresses have metal chain shoulder straps; sequin dresses play with drapings and an allover sequin fabric gives shape to sporty polo shirts; logo sweatshirts go great with straight skirts; tank necklines bypass a competitive sport context and form a double crisscross on the back of low-cut dresses.” – from N°21
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