23 Mar N°21 RESORT 2023
N°21 RESORT 2023
The Complexity of Eros
Exploring contrasting situations. Imagining an eroticism free of inexorable nods to voyeurism. Erasing gender stereotypes to better orient the shift toward a surprising aesthetic that melds with daily life as set in a bare, unadorned quasi-brutalist architecture standing out from amidst decoration all around. The 2023 N21 Resort collection designs the pursuit of contrasts into a hardly inevitable synthesis of everyday situations forced upon us by a changing reality still fuzzy on the edges. It’s a reality in a total state of flux which while possibly provoking feelings of instability may also produce occasions for a deeper study of trends we are already familiar with.
ALESSANDRO DELL’ACQUA – «The starting point for the collection is an analysis of not-so-par-for-the-course erotic situations which make eros a complex though not complicated subject, one which even when easy to interpret never becomes banal. I believe that considering eroticism a normal part of a woman’s life – as it is for a man’s – also means recognizing that an individual’s personality develops within the sphere of a world which is fascinating precisely because ultra variable. Fashion has a thousand tricks and a great many techniques for portraying this quite nicely, and here I took them to the extreme,» says N21’s creative director. He goes on: «I used two images that belong to my professional repertoire. The first is that of a pencil skirt, which in my opinion in combo with particular items – a bustier top or a mannish jacket, for instance – succeeds in promptly changing the female silhouette. The second is an iconic image, that of Annie Girardot in the final scene of Luchino Visconti’s film Rocco and His Brothers: it’s a scene from real life, so typically and thoroughly