Agnona’s approach to dressing women is all about building blocks — of the hyper-luxurious variety. The Italian label’s spring collection, designed by a team including Martin Grant, featured timeless pieces like an ivory “cashmere double” coat with kimono sleeves trimmed in greige napa leather, and an oatmeal-colored double-breasted suit in a lightweight blend of cashmere, linen and silk.
Anna Zegna, one of the three family members running the Ermenegildo Zegna Group, which owns Agnona, said the blazer is making a comeback in a new way. “Not as blazers used to be — constricted. It needs to be as fluid as a knit,” she said. “I think the wardrobe today needs to be built almost in layers.” Knitwear, which makes up 40 percent of Agnona’s sales, ranged from an off-the-shoulder poncho top in the label’s signature plissé to a light blue crochet jacket embroidered with beads and sequins.
Accessories included scarves so extraordinarily light, they had to be woven with another fiber that dissolves in the final wash. Dubbed “cashmere cloud,” these wisps of fabric came with tone-on-tone embroideries or a light suede fringe.