A breath of fresh, summery Italian allure, inspired by the pleasure of living, permeates the Ermenegildo Zegna and Ermenegildo Zegna Couture SS2017 collections. With a studied informality in dressing up, characteristic of a man of substance, the casual ease and good-natured enthusiasm reminiscent of traditional Italian savoir faire emphasizes a contemporary image full of personality and style.
The laid-back pace of summer blurs the rigor of the sartorial tradition, opening up to sophisticated possibilities expressed through languid silhouettes and underscored by elongated jackets with soft and unconstructed shoulders that are complemented by high-waisted trousers with or without pleats.
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” color palette winks at the Italian Fifties 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.
It’s a wardrobe that mirrors an authentic Italian elegance addressed to a man who is aware of the value of an impeccably tailored suit but able to indulge in delicate hints of eccentricity to define his unique style while enjoying life’s passions.