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The Backyard and Beyond of The Ermenegildo Zegna Spring 2021 Menswear Show

 
The Backyard and Beyond of The Ermenegildo Zegna Spring 2021 Menswear Show


For the Ermenegildo Zegna Spring 2021 menswear show, artistic director Alessandro Sartori didn’t just consider the environment of which it was shown — the brand’s HQ in Trivero of which a nature reserve named the Oasi Zegna resides. Said reserve has planted half a million trees since 1910 which was an insight into our claims above.

Alessandro Sartori has considered the environment we work, live and play in today — one that requires clothing manufactured in an environment that can and should be green. To make the world a more sustainable place while dressing the men of tomorrow.



Streamed digitally from atop a grassy meadow, the Ermenegildo Zegna Spring 2021 menswear show had the models meandering and weaving through the Oasi Zegna. Jackets and shirts were done up in recycled wool in a way that hinted at the brand’s recent transformation in years — less boardroom, more board walk and beyond. 

That is not to say that Sartori has veered too far. Deconstructed suits in wool or linen were worn with silk jersey t-shirts for that slight hint of smart-casual and some jackets featured patch pockets for one to warm his hands in.


The Ermenegildo Zegna Spring 2021 menswear show wasn’t just tokenism or a lassez faire nod to walking the green mile — it’s Sartori’s latest move to prove that sustainability, provenance and construction can be something of high aesthetic appeal.

It’s a whole new world and you’re welcome to participate in it.

Here, our 10 favourite looks.



Look 2.
The louche suit + cowl neckline turtleneck = the stylish slacker’s look of Spring 2021.



Look 5.
While the looks from the Ermenegildo Zegna Spring 2021 menswear show are strong, it’s hard to deny that the small styling tricks make them so too. Here, a sweater-bum bag combination worn as a sash.



Look 14.
Rugged enough for scaling a mountain in a temperate country and casual-cool enough to grab a drink after.



Look 18. Does your jacket come with a removable utilitarian pouch like this one in the Ermenegildo Zegna Spring 2021 menswear show? Yeah, we didn’t think so.



Look 22.
Another Spring 2021 key silhouette — the three quarter sleeve blazer.



Look 27. How to make a poet-sleeved blouse less The King and more rugged? Wear it with anything that doesn’t scream the former.



Look 32.
Are these pyjamas? Is it a suit? Or is it a pair of sujamas or a pyjauit? The Ermenegildo Zegna Spring 2021 menswear show version is what we call soft suiting 2.0.



Look 36.
Another thing that Sartori aces in terms of his bright colour palette — it really does looks the best on simple pieces.



Look 39.
When the pants get looser, the blazer’s waist gets tighter. Think modern boardroom hero and less disgruntled receptionist from the 1990s.



Look 42.
When you don’t know how to pair a graphic shirt and salmon pink pants, don’t fret. Just clash ’em.


Catch up with the Ermenegildo Zegna Spring 2021 menswear show here