No. 21

No. 21 Pre-Fall 2013

No. 21 Pre-Fall 2013

New York:­­ In his rather extensive Pre-Fall offering, Alessandro dell’Acqua presented a range of stylish basics punctuated with standout items. Slim pants, A-line coats, button-up shirts, and pencil skirts provided dell’Acqua’s customers with plenty of everyday pieces, while a lime green brocade sheath and beaded shifts were objects of desire. Prints – in particular, a motif featuring triangular swaths of tightly packed violets – were a highlight, adding visual interest to the clean-lined garments. The designer inserted a youthful feeling by including collegiate classics, such as raglan-sleeved sweatshirts and a letterman jacket. A sophisticated palette and luxe materials made sure they were on par with the grown-up items that populated the rest of the collection. Dell’Acqua’s knits impressed. Melange yarns, piecing, color blocking, and on-trend rounded shoulders made them stand out. –Joanna Manganaro

Silhouette: Boxy / Oversized / Hourglass / A-line / Rounded

Color: Magenta / Sandy brown / Black / Camel / Rust / Beige / Buttercream / White / Charcoal / Taupe / Navy / Lime green / Heather grey

Key Items: Slim cropped pants / Brocade sheath / Raglan-sleeved sweatshirts / Leopard coat / Beaded shifts

Materials: Firm wool / Soft sweatshirt jersey / Pile / Brocade / Jacquard / Cloqué / Heavy lace / Flannel / Crisp shirtings / Lustrous silks / Melange yarns / Leather

Print + Pattern: Tightly packed violets / Large-scale photorealistic flowers / Vintage florals / Logo graphics / Checks / Leopard

Details + Trim: Rounded shoulders / Piecing / Embroidery / Beading / Pleats / Contrast linings / Raglan sleeves / Turtlenecks

Accessories + Footwear: Fur chokers / Front-flap chain bags with gold hardware / Minaudieres / Long suede gloves / Pointy-toe bow pumps


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