Jul 12, 2017 | By Carlene Thomas Bailey
Milan: Closing out Milan Fashion Week for F/W 11, creative director Alessandro Sartori sought out a new modern masculinity by using technology to create styles that he sees as contemporary visual arts. Quality fabrics, a Zegna signature, were enhanced by a digital needle-punching process that offered extreme precision in embroidering and doubling – joining different and unusual materials without a single stitch. The results included digitally-patterned fabrics like Shetland and cashmere doubleknit damier (checkerboard), combinations of leather and flannel, and hand-knit sweaters with cashmere-on-cashmere felt detailing.
Color: Camel / Black / Charcoal / Bottle green / Teal blue
Key Items: Voluminous outerwear / Felt moto jackets / Pieced blazers / Carrot-leg tailored pants
Materials: Wool flannel / Camel / Mohair / Angora / Alpaca / Cashmere / Napa leather / Doubleknit
Details + Trim: Double-sided and pieced construction on jackets and outerwear / Strong shoulders / Neoprene and laser-sealed jackets / Velcro closures
Accessories + Footwear: Pointy oxfords in a mix of shiny and matte leather – with a thick technical sole / Unlined leather bags / Cashmere needle-punched leather padded gloves
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