This year 202 marks Italian menswear establishment Ermenegildo Zegna ‘s 110th anniversary, quite a remarkable feat if you think about it. Artistic Director Alessandro Sartori goes on to convey the core Italian DNA and sensibility of the Zegna empire and aesthetic, whilst honouring the challenging times we’re in. With the digital and live immersed ‘show’, Zegna considered what might be “the new normal” — there’s a reach for a deeper calling and a more sustainable attitude to fashion.The colours were spot on: clays, cowslip yellows, pinks, dove greys, river stone blues, carabus greens and slate blacks – and the combinations made for a beautiful stylistic exercise. Lightweight yet firm fabrics, dropped shoulders, elongated wide liquid trousers made for a relaxed, nonchalant silhouette. There was a lot of poetry added to the Zegna functionality and underlying Sartori’s love of hybrid category clothing. He puts outerwear in shirting fabrics, and vice versa, giving us more freedom and versatility.Here’s our top 7 picks of the show:
1. The deep colour of this wide legged two-piece suit is spectacular and quite unique. Worn with a loose-necked polo in a lighter blue-green, the relaxed yet masculine shape and silhouette of the suit is ever more accentuated.
2. The peach-pink trench, zippered light print shirt and grey white and long slacks is a killer combination. Especially when worn with details like the casual rope belt and a striped candy neckerchief. Peak confidence.
3. The green and gold painterly blouson is an artistic statement – we especially appreciate the voluminous sleeves and gathered wristbands. The relaxed, pleated pant in navy balances out the silhouette well but also allows the top to draw all the attention.
4. If you haven’t noticed, we’re digging the trend of rose-tinted menswear. The same abstract tie-dye-inspired print comes in white, coral with a smidge of light blue on this inspired shirt-jacket. Paired with a pale print single pleat trouser, this summer look is ultra confident.
5. Stripes glorious stripes. The sophisticated ones used here in forms of neutrals, beiges and pale yellow prevent the overall effect from being too overwhelming. There’s a stylish nod to 70s vintage, even with those oversize shirt pockets.
6. Probably the most wearable look of our selection. The fine grey knit zipped at the long neckline has a sensual, comfy touch. We love the shoulder and length of this rather modern trenchcoat and the pop of colour with the clay-coloured trouser and refined leather belt is just perfect.
7. The bold thick stripe on this almost billowing pant is divine – colour, pattern, everything. The fitted and formed single lapel dove grey jacket covers a lovely oyster knit for a look that’s so beautiful and curated.
The story originally appears on Prestige Online Hong Kong.