Sketches from a Hidden GardenE. Zegna Menswear SS18

Fluidity, freshness color and
a hint of personality



“To design a forward-looking men’s fashion wardrobe built around fluidity, freshness and color but enriched by the possibility of adding your own hint of personality and style, I couldn’t imagine a better place than this courtyard, where I often spent time in my youth reading, writing and sketching,” – Alessandro Sartori.

Artistic Director Alessandro Sartori debut at Ermenegildo Zegna is an exploration of conscious and sub-conscious fantasies. The historic courtyards of Milan’s Università Statale is the framework for a futuristic garden with tangerine lawns in a labyrinth of aesthetic compositions. Fluid washed silks, Century Cashmere and pure mohair confer concrete weightlessness to the collection, while giro inglese and mesh jacquards, together with perforated and intarsia leather give hints of ethereal substance. Couture meets sport-inspired clothing. White meets a delicate color palette.