Alessandro Dell’Acqua was born in Naples in 1962 and graduated from the Accademia di Belle Arti in Naples. At the age of 23, he was appointed as the new Creative Director of Genny. In March 1996, Alessandro Dell’Acqua debuted with his first eponymous collection during Milan Fashion Week. The collection immediately established the worldwide reputation for his sensual and feminine cuts combined with the use of high-quality fabrics. The year 2010 was a cornerstone for his career. After leaving the creative direction of the eponymous line, Alessandro Dell’Acqua devotes all his experience he gained over the years to the new project N°21 of which he is the founder and the creative mind. In October of 2013 Alessandro Dell’Acqua was appointed as the new creative director of the prestigious French Maison Rochas. In January of 2014 he presented the first N°21 men’s collection at Pitti Immagine Uomo.