Ermenegildo Zegna XXX Presents Its Winter 2021 Collection

Lindsay Judge   |   15 - 01 - 2021

The Ermenegildo Zegna XXX Winter 2021 collection was revealed via a virtual film set in Milan.

 

Designed by Artistic Director Alessandro Sartori, the collection titled “The (Re)set” opens a new chapter of tailoring for the modern man. Reflecting the new needs of men today and the ever-evolving demands for more fluid, functional and adaptable clothing, the collection sets new rules and style codes.

 

 

“We all are experiencing a new reality concerned with new needs, which lead us to previously unseen lifestyles and attitudes. It is precisely at a time like this, when everything is under discussion, that we, at Zegna, have decided to (Re)set. We have looked at our roots to (Re)interpret our style codes and (Re)tailor the modern man. Outdoor and indoor come together and a new way of dressing takes hold, where comfort and style blend to create a new aesthetic”,  Said Alessandro Sartori.

 

 

In a soft neutral colour palette with just a hint of red tones, new jersey fabrics were the basis for the collection. A material that is both soft, fluid and comfortable, allowing men to move freely whatever their way of life. Inspired by the idea of “staying at home” Sartori introduced track pants, hand-cut jersey slippers and shawl collars for the ultimate loungewear.

 

 

Chore coats in cashmere were wrapped like robes, while hybrid suits are made in double cashmere, knitwear replaces shirts, new sweaters, made of felted cashmere and knit, or knitted out of leather, are meant as outerwear; trousers and jackets are cut in shearling. Even briefcases, the very epitome of business, are deconstructed. Sartori is re-writing all of the rules.

 

 

This collection was about comfort and functionality. Suits were reimagined in loose fabrics or with a blazer tailored close to the body. It can be as supple as being cut entirely in knitted cashmere or jacquard and is worn with loose turtlenecks or zip-up tops in place of a shirt. Volumes are relaxed for the dropped shouldered jackets and the shirt jackets matched with full trousers, for the belted coats, the blousons and the double front jumpers.

 

 

Zegna’s #UseTheExisting concept also returned in this collection, while Sartori’s decision to use female models as well as male ones was an interesting one – perhaps suggestion the collection is even more adaptable and unisex than first realsed.