At Nº21’s Spring 2019 menswear show, Alessandro Dell’Acqua depicted an endless summer of dreamy palm trees, vibrant sunsets, and surf-inspired knits. Photographs from their last show were strategically placed into clear PVC pouches and transparent lanyards hanging around models’ necks, adding to the tropical vibe of the show. Then there was Dell’Acqua’s cool modern version of a sexy school boy who wears short, shorts made of see through vinyl, with half buttoned shirts hanging off the shoulders.
The brave, standout looks included a see-through red rain jacket belted at the waist and paired with wide-strapped sandals. Shifting his focus from sportswear to a more tailored aesthetic, Dell’Acqua was stating his place. When you have a killer outfit but cant be bothered to cover it with a raincoat – transparent PVC is the answer. It’s got that modern sci-fi vibe, along with the practicality of being water repellent and beach-friendly. Such was the case at Alessandro Dell’Acqua’s Spring 2019 show. Transparent garments were produced in every color imaginable, lending a provocative element to each look. A deep sapphire blue zip-up jacket on a shirtless model with matching see-through PVC short shorts may very well be the perfect rain jacket to add to your summer wardrobe.
No21 flower print shirt • No.21 • $246
No21 polo collar chambray shirt • No.21 • $150–180
No21 long sleeve branded shirt • No.21 • $234–300
No21 floral print shorts • No.21 • $174
No21 drawstring shorts • No.21 • $168
No21 photo print sleeveless T-shirt • No.21 • $266
No21 surfer graphic print shirt • No.21 • $294
No21 logo print T-shirt • No.21 • $138–175
No21 logo socks • No.21 • $85
No21 straight-leg trousers • No.21 • $148
No21 classic deck shorts • No.21 • $203
No21 star detail slides • No.21 • $242