February 22, 2011 Milan
But now that fashion has moved away from minimalism in favor of wild prints and even bolder colors for Spring, a glut of this less overt kind of sportswear is clogging the sales racks. What will make Dell'Acqua's offerings stand out? A starting point could be the cheeky detail. That otherwise unremarkable black and white marled cardigan had a back made from black lace. Similarly, the design on a nude popover top and skirt revealed itself on close inspection to be an embroidery of lips dotted here and there with red rhinestones. A pair of plunge-front dresses, by contrast, were none too subtle. But we'll forgive those, because the long-sleeved hourglass number in which Joan Smalls inched down the catwalk was drop-dead in all the right ways.