“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:
Where you come from:
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 woman with perfect style: Kate Moss
Your guru: Franca Sozzani
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