The words “gentle whiffs of eccentricity” stood out from Ermenegildo Zegna’s show notes as best summing up the spring 2013 collection. The show brought a certain youthfulness to the age-old bounds of Italian tailoring. It was in the models who seemed to glow with a bronze holidayed look, their hair which was more flicked than slicked to one side; it was even in the upbeat choice of music (cue the pulsing wub wub electro beats of Django Django’s Waveforms).
The said eccentricity referred to tropical prints, bursts of colour (a bright teal caught the eye) and mildly unorthodox fabrics like perforated mesh for polos, spring leathers, and silk taffeta for overcoats – all that sat against slim cut traditional tailored pieces. If menswear has a common desire right now to splice together the traditional with the modern, the sophisticated with the casual (and believe us, it does), then the Ermenegildo Zegna Milan fashion week (MFW) show had a finger on that pulse.
Some potential trends to note here? Prints for men going beyond just shirts and jackets, flat pleats on the front of pants, and sports-inspired hints of laser cuts and perforations. Expect to see more of these in the coming weeks.
You can see all of the Ermenegildo Zegna spring / summer 2013 runway collection by clicking on a thumbnail on the left. From there you can browse through each of the pictures from the fashion show.
Photography by Imaxtree