The Ermenegildo Zegna Couture SS17 Collection exudes a breath of fresh, summery Italian allure inspired by the pleasure of living.
Studied informality in dressing up, casual ease and good-natured enthusiasm typical of the traditional Italian savoir faire are pillars of the new Zegna wardrobe.
The plethora of fabrics pays homage to the Zegna patrimonial, historical and technological identity ranging from seersucker, hopsack, ottoman and etamine to high performing pure silks, hemps and “Crossover” linen/silk/wool blends applied also to the more casual proposals. Weightless and precious leather and suedes, organic cottons, and superfine wools are used to craft sophisticated deconstructed outerwear and caban coats, in addition to denim-inspired jackets, bombers and blazers.
The “cinematic” colour palette winks at the Italian 50s atmosphere, with dusty pink, tobacco brown, mauve, burgundy and blues interspersed by languid accents of ivory white. Accessories enhance the summery attitude of the collection. Exclusive Pelle Tessuta – the innovative Ermenegildo Zegna real leather “fabric”– is featured in shoes, business and weekend bags, as flexible unlined mocassini add a touch of casual nonchalance to the season.
The Ermenegildo Zegna Couture SS17 collection mirrors an authentic Italian elegance. It is addressed to a man who values an impeccably tailored suit, but also likes to define his style with delicate hints of eccentricity. Here’s a look at some of the highlights.
Ermenegildo Zegna Couture SS17 Collection
Iconic details like the edge-cut blouson of soft-touch midnight blue suede, is enriched with fully-fashioned knit details on the collar and cuffs.
The new Mackintosh raincoat made of technical cotton and silk has an heat-taped inner finish. The silhouette is fitted, with a narrow shoulder for a streamlined effect.
The parka is now worn like a jacket. Made of a sartorial jacket fabric, features an internal water-resistant membrane.
This look features a tobacco bomber jacket made from recycled polyester.
The looks can be accessorised with printed silk scarves and bandanas worn around the neck with the knot hidden at the nape.
The iconic ‘Loafer’, with a classic band, is made of brushed leather and has a light beige lining and a leather sole.
The collection comprises pure cashmere and silk sweaters with a special polo collar linen/cotton shirt decorated with a knitted edge and cuffs.
A denim effect is recreated on sartorial fabrics such as linen, cotton gabardine and linen/cotton blends.
Seersucker, usually a cotton fabric, is the main summer fabric for this season and is revisited with innovative combinations of materials and silhouettes.
Pelle Tessuta – the innovative Ermenegildo Zegna real leather “fabric” – is featured in shoes, business and weekend bags.
The Couture Collection offers a strong style message through its meticulous attention to detail and the use of the most exclusive material and techniques applied to contemporary volumes and silhouettes. Tell us your thoughts in the comments!