This collection was Alessandro Sartori’s first since being appointed as creative director of Ermenegildo Zegna, and it’s safe to say the chap didn’t disappoint.
In a collection that sought to merge intensely artisanal and resolutely contemporary ideas, Sartori mastered a show that showcased pieces of exquisite tailoring, which would remain steadfast for a chap that battles the fast-paced daily grind of a cosmopolitan city.
This diverse range probed questions against age-old apparel tradition, and looked to combine luxury with comfort and style with practicality. The venue for this marvellous spectacle, fitted the brief perfectly – on show were the pure raw materials and effortless engineering of Anselm Kiefer’s Seven Heavenly Palaces.
The result was a triumph for contemporary masculinity, which saw a collection suitable for any chap, whatever their age or cultural foundations. Bellissimo!
So what about the collection itself…
Well, Sartori delivered an aesthetic that created a dainty yet active silhouette, with a strong shoulder line and inside-out constructions, which brought a quirky functionality to the fore. It was informal elegance personified, and a sign of the changing times with regards to the sartorial man.
As many a chap will know (and if you don’t then it’s time to get out the old notepad and take notes), accessories maketh man. Unsurprisingly, they played a key part is Sartori’s collection. Details, details, details!
Sneakers, brogues, briefcases and backpacks all made an appearance, adding that special something to a diverse range of looks…It was lovely to see. These wonderful accessories combined with the palate fulfilling formation of colours, sculpted a fine collection from these Italian style gurus.
Gentleman, next autumn winter may see you jetting to this wonderful boot-shaped country and have you bellowing, Forza Italia.