Z Zegna

For his Z Zegna diffusion line, Ermenegildo Zegna, paraded a cast of James Bond villains down the runway clad in slim suits, short-sleeved suit coats paired with pleated shorts, and yes—even a white “mad scientist” jacket. Iridescent sharkskin suiting glowed green, suggesting the after affects of a rouge Cold War experiment gone awry, while the short-sleeved jackets, Bermuda shorts, and Islamo-Indian geometric patterns hinted that Zegna’s mad scientist knows how to remain cool in a slew of post-colonial tropical locales. Round, mirrored sunglasses further added to the sinister scientist feel, while boot-tread brogues and tech-y man-clutch bags looked torn from the mid-century military industrial complex.  —Andrew Luecke

Silhouette: Slim and scientific

Color: Iridescents / Khaki / Dove / Medical green / Granite / Pale peacock / Mustard / Peach

Key Items: Short-sleeved suit coats / Ombré sweaters / Zip-neck pullover jumper / Flat-front trousers / Zip-front shirt-jacs  / Pleated Bermuda shorts

Materials: Sharkskin suiting / Wool knits

Print + Pattern:  Islamo-Indian geometrics / Stripes / Oversized windowpane checks

Details + Trim: High-gorges / Pleats / Perforated leather

Accessories + Footwear: Black boot-tread oxfords / Lace-less elastic band oxfords / Perforated belts or tote bags / Tonal belts / Round, mirrored sunglasses / Man-clutch bags / Bowling bags


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