Oct 05, 2017 | By Carlene Thomas Bailey
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DEMURE, DARING AND DAPPER
Milan: Three seasons into his revamped No. 21 label, Alessandro Dell’Acqua seems to be settling back into the groove of the boy-meets-girl aesthetic that put him on the map. This season, he played up the feminine aspect with curtain-style laces (used allover and in provocative insets), prim pencil skirts and daring plunge-front sheaths. Cozy heavy-gauge sweaters, splashes of military olive and tomboyish button-ups layered under sweaters balanced out the feminine frills, adding a dapper dimension to this season’s ladylike trend.
Color: Apricot / Olive / Blush / Tarnished gold / Ecru / Lemon chiffon / Hint of mint
Key Items: Matched skirt set / Boxy sweater / Minimalist blouse / Pencil skirt / Cigarette pants / Sparkly sweater / Cardi-robe / Fitted sweater dress / Sculptural shift / Plunge-front sheath / Dropped-waist cocktail dress
Materials: Heavy-gauge melange yarns / Metallic brocade / Lamé / Lurex / Embroidered organza / Curtain lace
Details + Trim: Lace insets / Ostrich feathers / Sequins
Accessories + Footwear: Coral earrings / Ankle-strap pumps / Bi-fold clutch
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