|Alessandro Sartori, Creative Director of Ermenegildo Zegna presents the Winter 2019 at the hall of Milano Centrale, the railway station that’s a landmark of the city.
“Borders keep being narrowed throughout the world I felt the urge to advocate the power of openness and multiplicity through my own means as a fashion designer, expressing awareness and responsibility at every step of the creative process, from textile-making to devising new categories of clothing to the staging of the fashion show in such a meaningful place. In doing so, I keep perfecting my vision of the contemporary metropolitan wardrobe: an idea of tailoring for a cross-generation of global customers” Alessandro Sartori.
This season, a soft sense of formality comes to the fore, attuned to the industrial drum of the concrete jungle to match the needs of fast, connected lives. Categories are mixed and hybridized: jackets have outerwear pockets; shirts become jackets in boxy, functional volumes; blousons sport tailored collars; cargo pants are sartorially inclined. Even the quilted puffer jackets are constructed in the tailoring atelier, gaining an elevated touch. The silhouette is personal, effortless and taut. Outerwear, either long or cropped, is dramatic and voluminous, with bubbly bombers, quilted parkas with detachable collars and knit overcoats. In keeping with the assertive functional mood, bags are roomy and geometric, with modular solutions.
Diversities get connected, at every level, and streamed live across all the screens in Milano Centrale for passersby to enjoy and further connect.