Alessandro Dell’Acqua was born in Naples in 1962 and graduated at the Accademia di Belle Arti in Naples. At 23 years old he was appointed as the new Creative Director of Genny. Some years later he is the brand’s Creative Director of Peter Pianforini, which actually helps him to deepen his knowledge in the world of knitwear. In March 1996, Dell’Acqua debuts with his first eponymous collection during Milan Fashion Week. In 2001, he launches the first women’s fragrance license with EuroItalia and in June 2002, Dell’Acqua is rewarded in Taormina with the “Oscars of Fashion” as “Best Designer Women’s Fashion”. Dell’Acqua helds the position of Creative Director for fashion houses such as La Perla, Malo and Brioni. He collaborates with the world of art and prominent personalities as the artist Vanessa Beecroft, photographers Hurgen Teller and Helmut Newton, the top-models Eva Herzigova and the Italian Maria Carla Boscono. In 2010, after leaving the creative direction of the eponymous line, he debuted his project N° 21 of which he is founder and creative mind. In October of 2013, Alessandro Dell’Acqua is appointed as the new creative director of the French Maison Rochas.