Gender Fluidity: N°21 Men’s Spring/Summer 2016

Men, Fashion, Runway

Out with the old, in with new. Creative director of Italian brand N°21, Alessandro Dell’Acqua, took a step on the wild side. “I took a big risk, breaking the mold I have created myself,” he states. “It was time, I think. Freedom was high on my agenda. I’d like to convey a clear message of fashion as an amusing expression of personality. We can do that in Milano, too.” Spring/Summer 2016 Menswear collection is a giant step away from his Instagram-esque trends of seasons past. He has adopted a tamer attitude towards masculinity; most predominately in the mainly monochrome color palette. The utter presence of gender-fluidity is an exciting step upwards for N°211. Not a complete jump away from his trademark style, Dell’Acqua gave anchors instead of logos; almost as if a sign for the future that they won’t sing in an every changing industry. The stand-out numbers of the collection included the mammoth-sized bomber jackets and voluminous akin pants. N°21 adopted a more youthful attitude and playfulness, all thanks to Dell’Acqua bringing in minimalist characteristics.

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