Close-up: No.21 – The Bottle Caps

Sometimes you don’t really see the whole picture until you zoom closer into the clothing. Maybe that’s why I am utterly envious of the editors who get to do showroom visits, what you see online might only be 50% of the whole story. No.21, the label by veteran italian designer Alessandro Dell’Acqua, is kind of under the radar in Milan Fashion Week, I used to love his work when he was designing for Malo the knitwear brand, but he’s left that position already. I stumbled upon these close-up pictures of his latest Spring/Summer 2013 collection and WOAH, check out those bottle caps on some of the looks. Recycle-chic much? And also can you believe they actually blended well with the rest of the embellishments and look haute?