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Ermenegildo Zegna Couture Spring/Summer 2018: Carefree versatility

 
Ermenegildo Zegna Couture Spring/Summer 2018: Carefree versatility

In an exploration of fantasy—both conscious and subconscious—artistic director Alessandro Sartori has unveiled a breezy collection for Ermenegildo Zegna Couture Spring 2018. Presented at a striking, tangerine-hued garden set in the historic courtyards of Milan’s Università Statale—the backdrop of Sartori’s carefree youth—the collection introduced a refreshing take on couture.  

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Sartori channels an easygoing vibe into the garments, where fluid washed silks and pure mohair add an air of weightlessness to the delicate silhouettes of deconstructed tops and sport-inspired pieces. The clothes come in a palette of natural shades like walnut, geranium and signature Vicuna, with flashes of optical white giving the looks a modern finish. 

A seamless transition from indoors to outdoors is perfectly exemplified in the accessories: technical Triple-stitch sandals and the iconic maxi-logo TIZIANO sneakers add a touch of casual cool to the laid-back mood of the collection, while Zegna’s signature Pelle Tessuta weave has been updated in a range of fresh new colours and knitted effects for bags and baseballs hats.

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The collection also allows for freedom of one-of-a-kind personalisation: every item can be customized with handmade knotting, painting and embroidery by the skilled hands of Zegna artisans.