Jul 12, 2017 | By Carlene Thomas Bailey
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Milan: Ermenegildo Zegna, the tailoring behemoth, has flourished under the direction of Stefano Pilati and today’s modern outing, with a whiff of 50’s inspiration, showed his confident menswear hand in a white cavernous space that let the clothes do the talking. Pilati top and tailed the showed with a transitional all black mixed with summery optical white looks respectively making the pastel palate in the middle of the show even more appealing. The main talking point were the pitch-perfect oversized madras checks on modernist boxy-cut car coats (sometimes with straps to clinch in the waist) and classic size checks on blousons and bombers. A passage of workwear inspired shirt jackets in dark checks and textured blousons were easy wardrobe updates while oversized 3D bellows pockets at the end of the show gave a distinct utility feel. Layered double and single breasted featherweight suit jackets were favoured over shirts and paired with liquid looking, generously cut tailored trousers for a modern, relaxed approach. – Tom Crisp
Theme: Modernist 50’s
Key Items: Car coat, Bombers, Wrapped blousons, Loose trousers, Double breasted suit jackets, Single-breasted suit jackets,
Colour: Black, Optical white, Soft pink, Chalk yellow, Crème, Light grey, burnt orange,
Materials and Trim: Linen, silk, cotton, mohair, gauzy wools,
Print and Pattern: Madras check in different sizes,
Accessories and Footwear: Monk-strap shoes, Loafers, Leather Holdalls, Shoulder bags
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