With angular lines and boxy shapes, and a hairstyle that was slicked back except where ends spiked out as if frozen there by the force of an incredible wind, Z Zegna’s models looked like they might have been painted into life by the brushes of the early Italian Futurists.
But while the Futurist manifesto was all about progress and speed, Z Zegna’s fall 2013 mindset was about countering – yet still acknowledging – the unstoppable pace of the modern world. I can’t put it better than the brand did: “a sense of order and clarity in today’s fast fashion maelstrom.”
A Carravagio inspired colour palette brought artistic drama to the runway, especially where bursts of cadimum red were set against earthy sienna. This painterly palette didn’t dampen the modern feel of the collection though, but rather heightened it: Paul Surridge loves colliding function with form, classic with futurist, and for fall 2013 his Z Zegna collection was an ultimate marriage.
You can see all of the Z Zegna autumn (fall) / winter 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.
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Photography by Imaxtree