The fourth N.21 collection by Alessandro Dell'Acqua was very strong and was enjoyed by many editors and buyers. Known for his feminine clothes he was inspired by Milanese women in the Sixties - "very bourgeois but with a touch of eccentricity." Masculinity showed in separates for day such as a madras shirt and trousers combination with embellished collar touches and tight blue Oxford shirts with a utilitarian feel. Yet in the masculine touches there was a balance with feminine elements such as lace dresses and silk lounge pyjamas in an abstract animal print. Nicely settled in N.21 Dell'Acqua created clothes that were wearable and saleable to any woman who would like to own a piece or ensemble.