menswear collections: ermenegildo zenga, fall

by Jeremy Danté

referencing china as a source of inspiration for their FW11 collection, the ermenegildo zenga set that was presented in milan this morning was a culmination of classical elements. leather accessories had a main stage presence in the collection appearing on the hips of the male models that were cast for the show, among them clement chaubernaud & patrick kafka. while i struggled to find the real relivance to the mentioned chinese inspiration, the show was interestingly backed by a large screen that used a green screen to simulate the models walking on the great wall of china. fur caps, slick tailoring & refined use of textile was seen in the collection, though no new ground was broken in design. few asian male models, including philip huang of soul artist management, were seen on the runway to further enhance to inspired ‘chinese theme’. overall, i was underwhelmed at what was presented though not completely disappointed; each look was timeless through style.

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