Alessandro Sartori and Jerry Lorenzo write a new page for menswear, intertwining tradition and authenticity that all began from a shared dialogue
ERMENEGILDO ZEGNA and Fear of God join forces with the desire to collaborate on a common project. Triggered between the artistic director of Ermenegildo Zegna and the founder of Fear of God, with the objective of identifying and following a new path of masculine elegance that is also wearable for women, the frank and authentic conversation between two apparently distant worlds defines an immediate and contemporary wardrobe.
The excellence of Ermenegildo Zegna’s sartorial take and the sophisticated leisurewear of Fear of God blends naturally, mixing and merging, reinventing silhouettes and proportions in a continuous cross-reference between Milan/Los Angeles and back.
The collection is a total look: suits whose jackets lose their revers and where the pockets slide along the sides, coats designed with the absolute comfort of a one size fits all concept made from the finest natural fabrics, a super lightweight suede shirt-jacket and black leather bomber, both featuring an embossed Zegna logo. Jeans share the same casual attitude as accessories, among which western ankle boots and long woven belts that tie at the front. The colour palette, with its mélange grey, vicuna and taupe; it’s all about neutrals.
“THE EXCELLENCE OF ERMENEGILDO ZEGNA’S SARTORIAL TAKE AND THE SOPHISTICATED LEISUREWEAR OF FEAR OF GOD BLENDS NATURALLY, MIXING AND MERGING, REINVENTING SILHOUETTES AND PROPORTIONS ”
AS AN EXERCISE in Fendi-fied classicism, Silvia Venturini infuses retro-futuristic undertones along with polished utility while maintaining the Fendi essence of craftsmanship for the modern gentleman. The collection evolves through the application of trompe l’oeil fabrics and transforming proportions by alternating a sartorial canon of melton wool, heavy twill and flannel with the plush hand of shearling, flocked denim and corduroy suede. Reversible constructions and quilting are traced across blazers and coats cut in compact matte satin, and outerwear shapes in waterproof gabardine are bonded with felt tabs and Fendi Roma taped seams. The Fendi
Code print interprets the FF logo as a chain-link Animalia pattern played in multiple abstractions of monochrome and multicolour prints; or intarsias. Accessories are a tribute to the iconic Fendi yellow. Framed in black, yellow leather shopper bags and charms inspired by vintage Fendi packaging join the Baguette and Peekaboo in handknit wool and different sizes, as well as hard and soft monogram luggage styles ‒ together with a ‘travel Peekaboo’ inspired by 1800s trunks. High and low lug-soled boots, bucket hats and docker beanies subvert formality with an industrial elegance.