menswear collections: z by zenga, fall
by Jeremy Danté
the design & manufacturing empire of ermenegildo zegna was founded in 1910 & is known internationally as the world’s leader in fine men’s clothing. while you might throw shade at the label, don’t be so quick to activate your side-eye; powerhouse labels like gucci, yves saint laurent & tom ford get there suits manufactured by the zenga company- adding yet another historical dimension to their reputable name. with massive production totaling to a yearly output of 2.3 million meters of fabric, 600,000 sleeve units suits, 1.6 million pieces of sportswear and 1.7 million textile accessories. as we seen the main line of ermenegildo zegna open the FW11 menswear show season; as the first collection shown in milan, here we see the labels Z by Zenga label & a modernized sub-division within their italian based fashion house. the collection taps into the zenga signatures of wool, as we seen wool suits appear on the runway for most of the collection. the house of zenga is one of the largest buyers of merino wool & their wool suits have largely attributed to their international success. spectacularly conceptualized coats were the headlining element of this collection, as the palette remained masculine, rich & luxurious- elements that are true to the zenga name. refined & sophisticated, i was very impressed by the showing of Z by Zenga this season & hopefully you all make an effort to familiarize yourself with their legacy. inspiring style & classic approach.