Alessandro Dell’Acqua launched his brand in his namesake in 1996 in Milan. The label was known for its elegant evening wear and bold femininity, inspired by Italian cinema. Later expanding into menswear and fragrance, Alessandro Dell’Acqua became known for his refined style and beauty.
In 2009, Alessandro Dell’Acqua left the brand, and launched his No 21 label in 2010, where he is said to have felt more free. Named after his birthdate, No 21 still holds the sleek frames and style that Alessandro Dell’Acqua is known for, but the designer also focuses on more casual pieces which provide ultimate wearability, such as tailored trousers, laid-back jeans, and modern knitwear. No 21 produces clothing for men, women and children, accessories, shoes and bags.