Mountain walk

Ermenegildo Zegna take tailoring to the Italian mountains
By Ella Joyce | Fashion | 14 January 2022

Ermeneglio Zegna’s A Path Worth Taking led us down a new road of hybridity; in a short film shot by Italian artist Mattia Benetti across Italy’s Oasi Zegna mountains and ending at Milan’s Duomo Cathedral, Zegna designer Alessandro Sartori unveiled a further exploration into the fluidity of menswear. The maison’s deconstructed tailoring cut a stark silhouette against the rugged landscape, reflecting neutral, scenic tones accented by burnt oranges and deep browns.

While the Italian house is known for its rich heritage in sharp tailoring, this season it was sherpa pullovers, chunky textured knits and fine leather shirts that proved to be the brand’s latest winter staples. Monochromatic looks stood front and centre with silk shirts, trousers and jackets all existing in the same hue, while trapeze-shaped coats belted at the waist altered silhouettes and goggles swung from necks. Constantly playing with the versatility of layers and outerwear alongside the merging of construction and subtlety, Sartori said it best: “The reality we live in today requires adaptability; it asks us all to be fluid.”

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