Inspired by the mildly eccentric — and luxury loving — Italian man, the collection was awash in linens, silks and bold foulard prints. Anna Zegna, one of the three family members running the company, said she and the team were thinking about “the way the Italian man puts together color or pattern,” especially when he’s holidaying in hot spots like Capri or Portofino. “We wanted the collection to be summery, chic, elegant — with a hint of novelty.”
Cue a sharp lineup of silk, or silk-cotton, suits in shades of teal, tobacco, cinnamon and faded red. Some even had micro-perforations that allowed glimpses of a contrasting layer of fine silk underneath. Silhouettes are leaner this season: Jackets are slightly longer with a raised waist and a larger lapel, and worn with a slimmer trouser.
Zegna’s design team also worked silk fabrics — printed with brown and green banana and mango leaves — into fluid shirts, and paired them with napa leather blousons or belted cardigans.