8 posts tagged "Alessandro Dell’Acqua"
The Swarovski Collective has helped over 150 fashion talents since its inception in 1999. This season, the crystal house’s initiative has given its support (and its stones) to fourteen cutting-edge talents. To celebrate and document the designers’ creative processes, Swarovski has produced behind-the-scenes films that follow every label on its journey down the Fall ’13 runway. Style.com will be giving you exclusive looks at a selection of Swarovski’s videos from each of the four fashion weeks. Next up is No. 21 which, designed by Alessandro Dell’Acqua, showed its Fall collection on Wednesday. To view all of our Fall ’13 Swarovski films, click here.
When Magdalena Frackowiak stepped onto Prada’s menswear runway earlier this week in a sporty headband, vintage-looking fur, and color-blocked trousers, we immediately visualized Margot and Richie from The Royal Tenenbaums. Even if, as Tim Blanks pointed out in his review, that reference “seemed a tad literal” for Miuccia, it got us thinking about other recent looks that fit director Wes Anderson’s distinctive country club-meets-seventies-rec room aesthetic. At Carven, Guillaume Henry whipped up preppy madras for the boys and tailored seersucker separates for the girls, while No. 21′s Alessandro Dell’Acqua mixed and matched stripes and florals with off-kilter panache. Stella McCartney stirred up her own mise-en-scène, putting on a carnival-themed Resort presentation with models lounging on hammocks in slouchy suits (pictured) that would make Anderson’s costume designer jealous.
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Celebrity Stylist Luncheon Set For March, Stephen Jones Talks About His Marc Jacobs Hats, Inside Margherita Missoni’s Apartment, And More…
The first-ever celebrity stylist luncheon, held by The Hollywood Reporter and Jimmy Choo in sync with the publication’s 25 Most Powerful Stylists List, is set for March 14. Editors are holding out on making their final decisions until after the Oscars this weekend. [WWD]
Milliner Stephen Jones is the master behind the elaborate floppy hats at the Marc Jacobs show. Of the 60 hats, which he started work on back in November, he says, “Marc had this idea about the face being surrounded by volume and about beauty. We researched Edwardian shapes and Veronica Lake shapes.” [Vogue U.K.]
For its second feature story, the newly launched site LifeStyle Mirror was welcomed inside Margherita Missoni’s Milan apartment. In the film, Missoni talks about her early love of fashion. [LifeStyle Mirror]
Alessandro Dell’Acqua has expanded his No. 21 women’s line to include shoes. Dell’Acqua has signed a two-year licensing agreement with Italian shoemaker Kallisté for the shoe line, which will officially debut in Milan today. [WWD]
Tantalizing rumor of the day: Gucci’s Frida Giannini is working on a couture collection. (It won’t show in Paris, but by private appointment to VIPs.) Setting age-old ateliers to work crafting ultra-luxe rocker and scuba chic? Yes, please. [WWD]
Giorgio Armani’s New York watering hole, Armani/Ristorante, has introduced a new, lower-priced bar menu. We still wouldn’t advise you to be late for your reservations, though, because as we all now know, Mr. Armani is a bit of a stickler about timing. [NY Mag]
Prince Charles convened a group of industry execs today—including representatives from Burberry, Aquascutum, Pringle of Scotland, and Topshop—to kick off his Wool Project, promoting the use of the fiber as an eco- and fashion initiative. The location: a cold barn in Cambridgeshire. We’re guessing the low temperatures drove the point home. [Vogue U.K.]
You can take the guy’s name, but you can’t keep him down. Alessandro Dell’Acqua—who had a much-publicized split with the company that produced his eponymous collection—is set to show the first collection of his new label, No. 21, in Milan this season. As for this moniker, it’s close to his heart, too: It’s for his birthday, December 21. [WWD]
Blog-to-book deals get most of the press, but here’s the rarer blog-to-back deal: A Continuous Lean‘s Michael Williams has worked with Steven Alan on two oxford shirts. [The Moment]