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Neo Noir

New York…Z Zegna

Always one of the most directional shows of New York, Z Zegna’s Alessandro Sartori went over to the dark side after several seasons of airy fabrics and abstract designs. The collection, titled “Neo Noir,” had the look and feel of futuristic dandies on the dark, mean streets of the city. Wide-brimmed bowlers accompanied almost every model down the runway, giving us notions of some nightmarish version of Margritte’s “Son of Man” painting. Being that Zegna’s calling card is always amazing fabrics and finishes, it was no wonder we found cashmere/Lurex blends on tailoring, cabled silk cardigans that had some metallic sheen, extraordinary laminated leather that had a liquid, surreal quality about it. The rich color palette consisted of grey, chemical green, truffle brown and black. As usual with Sartori’s chosen silhouette, the clothes had cropped, cuffed trousers and long, skinny jackets.

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