Ermenegildo Zegna Men’s Collection Fall/Winter 2011
January 16, 2011 6 Comments
Take a look at Ermenegildo Zegna’s latest Fall/Winter 2011 show and you’ll see that the label’s clearly got the Far East on their mind. The collection was set to a scenic background where visuals of an Asian countryside played to a serene remix of folksy Asian music. The show was something out of a possible remake of the film Shanghai Express with a little Indiana Jones thrown in. The fur-collared coats, wine/plum/eggplant-coloured suits and knits, gold buckle belted jackets, travel bags, and leather-pouched utility belts are just what one would need for a well dressed journey across the Orient.
While most items had predominant Asian influences, many of the cuts and styling can definitely translate to North America, maybe more so in Europe. I found myself very partial to the knits, the footwear, gloves, the overall colours, and the accessories such as the cool leather-strapped tie clip. Also, happy to see the ushanka (furry Russian hat) step outside of the casual aprés ski context. The show’s finale looked more like an Asian Ocean’s Eleven of well dressed gangsters in some pretty bold formal wear including gold tuxedos. Heads up American, the Chinese are coming for their money and when they do, they’ll be dressed in Zegna.