New Season, New Shoes: No. 21


“With shoes, women make bold choices,” reveals Alessandro Dell’Acqua, the Italian designer behind N°21, a brand with an inimitable DNA that Dell’Acqua describes as “feminine and sexy, but with a strong contemporary attitude, even during the day.” This signature mix manifests in the designer’s timeless inspirations and N°21’s trademark sculptural shoes.

Describe your design philosophy:

A perfect balance of unexpected fabrics from men and women’s wardrobes.

What does craftsmanship mean to you?

Attention to detail and extremely high quality fabrics.

Where N°21 comes from:

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Where you come from:

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A quote that inspires your work:

“Once I’m committed, I’m unafraid of the outcome.” – Helmut Lang

A timeless fashion rule:

Be brave, curious, and always true to your own style.

A muse:

A woman with perfect style: Kate Moss

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Your guru: Franca Sozzani

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Five words that describe N°21:

Sophisticated, contemporary, wearable, sensual and unexpected/unpredictable.

A song on repeat in your studio. 

“Se telefonando” by Mina

Your go-to inspiration source


Image Credits: Kate Moss by Chris Collis via Visualizing Fashion, Naples via Holiday Pirates, Driver’s License via Alessandro Dell’Acqua, Franca Sozzani via Pinterest

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No. 21

Cherry-Embellished Satin 100mm Mule Pump


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Frayed Denim Block-Heel Mule Sandal


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Pleated Satin 100mm Mule Sandal Pleated Satin 100mm Mule Sandal


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Embellished Flat Satin Mule Slide


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Glittered 100mm Mule Sandal


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Jeweled Satin 100mm Mule Pump


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Jeweled Satin 100mm Mule Pump


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Frayed Denim Platform Mule


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Crystal Eye Satin Flat Slide Sandal


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Frayed Canvas Block-Heel Mule Sandal




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