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No. 21

No. 21 Cruise/Resort 2013

MIX AND MATCH

Milan: It seemed every look in Alessandro dell’Acqua’s latest No. 21 collection featured a clever mix of textures and/or patterns. Guipure lace was paired with silk crepe de chine, tweed with eyelet, and printed sweatshirt jersey with fluid printed silk. Screen-printed images of souvenir-tee-inspired waves, swimmers and tropical birds gave the collection a relaxed vibe, as did easy hip-slung, dropped-rise pants. But there were plenty of sophisticated items to balance out the more laid-back pieces. Prim tops, perfect cropped pants, pencil skirts and an elegant golden brocade dress were a few of the fancier options. Whether dressed up or dressed down, dell’Acqua offered a plethora of special separates. –Joanna Manganaro

Silhouette: Slouchy / A-line / Top-heavy

Color: Black / Pink-infused beige / Pale pink / Mint / White / Butternut / Gold / Caramel / Bright pink / Grey

Key Items: Screen-printed tops / Dropped-rise pants / Brocade fit-and-flare dress / Pieced boxy tops

Materials: Guipure lace / Eyelet / Tween / Lace / Brocade / Jersey / Medium-gauge yards / Mesh / Plaid cotton

Print + Pattern: Graphics – waves, swimmers, lightning, tropical birds / Texture patterns / Plaid / Horizontal stripes / Placed florals

Details + Trim: Piecing / Draping / Sequins / Pleats / Peter Pan collars / Contrast collars / Contrast trim / Baseball sleeves

Accessories + Footwear: Pointy pumps / Strappy platform heels

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