On Friday night, artistic director Alessandro Sartori transformed Milano Centrale railway station into a never-before-seen runway set, showcasing 44 beautiful looks for Ermenegildo Zegna’s F/W ‘19 collection.
The venue, explained by Sartori as one of the city’s model places for connection, echoes the aesthetic of the clothing – that of the wanderers, explorers and travellers.
The fusion of relaxed tailoring together with sportier elements – drawstring tops and bottoms, utilitarian detailing – presented a direction that, though nodding to the house’s craftsmanship beginnings, also signaled a march forward.
Modern suiting in tonal shades – other variations detailed with graphic lines – was paired with boots or sneakers. Attention to detail was key, with shirtsleeves and collars as colour accents, peeking through from the range of outerwear pieces. Similarly mastered was layering.
Puffer jackets, padded bombers, jacquard knits and felt hats, plus a calfskin anorak and a corduroy jacket, made playful textures a lesson in abstract sensation.
The Milanese fashion powerhouse sets the bar high this season with yet another consistent collection: a reminder that the brand doesn’t slack when it comes to its quality – or its evolving authenticity. Not that we were expecting anything less.