What’s next after designer parody T-shirts? According to men’s creative director Italo Zucchelli, it may well be designer fragrance slogans. Oversize sweatshirts plastered with the words “Eternity,” “Obsession” or “Escape” had collector’s item written all over them.
Otherwise, Zucchelli treaded familiar fashion territory, riffing on military uniforms (loden greatcoats, quilted flak jackets, puffy parkas, distressed leather bombers) and sporty fare, including backpacks and jean jackets in leather.
Oddities in the collection included wide-legged lamé trousers and a desert’s worth of head-to-toe looks in an offbeat camel shade the press notes anointed “sable.”
The show had a heroic mood, and ended with a run of strong-shouldered yet body-conscious tailoring, including terrific tuxedos in one of the shades of the season: charcoal gray.