By Crash redaction

This afternoon, Friday 14th January 2022, Zegna presented its Fall/Winter 22 collection: ‘A Path Worth Taking’, in Milan.

Continuing to echo their founder Ermenegildo Zegna’s vision for the future when he first constructed the Zegna road, known as 232 over 110 years ago the Italian luxury, ready-to-wear, global menswear label has undergone something of a rebrand in the last year, following its placement on the New York stock exchange, Zegna (formerly Ermenegildo Zegna) removed its first name distinguishing itself from the group that continues to manage a number of other lines.

The new chapter, entitled ‘Our Road’ signified a fresh start for the brand, who had no intention of forgetting its heritage and roots in the forging of its fresh identity, with a new logo and graphics and under the vision of Artistic Director Alessandro Sartori, the sartorial re-set, initiated at Zegna one year ago, is finally settling into an organic language: a repertoire of new shapes and new functions merging aesthetics, ethics and performance.

“I keep looking at the world through the Zegna lens. The reality we live in today requires adaptability; it asks us all to be fluid. Translating this idea into clothing means building a language of shapes and textures that grows and consolidates over time, matching the needs of the moment. The notion of the hybrid is one I keep exploring, because there’s progress in erasing staid categories”, says Alessandro.

The collection gently yet firmly assesses what a contemporary style should look and feel like: functional and individual, comfortable yet not conformist, heralding an evolved idea of formality that seamlessly switches from the great outdoors to life indoors. The layering and the fusion of shapes and functions sets the tone: trapeze-shaped coats are worn over taped, technical silk inner shells; ripstop anoraks are made of wool; fine leathers are cut into shirts bonded in cashmere, worn either alone or under blazers, while pullovers and thick jumpers are meant as outerwear. The divide between inside and outside, layers and outerwear, is blurred and continuously turned. The silhouette is fluid yet sharp, made of effortless sums of garments: tabarro coats and jackets, utilitarian jackets, parkas, anoraks and pullovers, trousers that taper at the hem. Collars, pockets and closures feature subtle details that bring movement to the surface making it integral to construction.

Discover the looks and film from the collection below…


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