Tag: ermenegildo zenga

menswear collections: z by zenga, fall

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.

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menswear collections: ermenegildo zenga, fall

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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fall menswear, runway: ermenegildo zegna

classic menswear is always the main design aesthetic for the zenga brand. the fall collection of 2010 presents a black, navy & grey palette with refined & clean menswear designs. giving what is expected for a menswear collection, the zenga brand upholds their reputation for presenting faultless style &  traditional chic on the runway. the double breasted coats, modern construction of sweaters & layering of collection pieces present what cannot be deconstructed by any form of criticism. i love this collection.

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