Classic menswear pieces with a hint of surprise in updated silhouette explains the Zegna collection for Fall/Winter 2014. Boxy and curved sleeves were scattered throughout, played on different sizes of checks and plaids. A beautiful palette of deep navies, all shades of grey, and a rich camel kept the tone appropriately in fall mode. Overall, a sharply tailored and pleasing collection.
I always look forward to Z Zegna when it comes around during menswear as it rarely disappoints (in my opinion at least). Maintaining a very similar palette to its larger counterpart, Z Zegna was refreshing with cool details like the arm bands/harnesses (DIY material!) and clean-cut anoraks. I think the novelty of the arm bands on the bulky outerwear definitely upped the 'like' factor of this collection.
I could definitely picture myself wearing some of these pieces--it maintains a sense of traditional elegance and restraint while accommodating contemporary accents. My favorite detail of the collection is probably the warped plaid in the last few pieces; they provide another dimension to an otherwise classic suiting fabric. Impeccable hardware and perfect pocketing is exactly what I'm looking for in winterworthy coats.
With much more whimsicality, the MSGM FW14 collection was pleasantly playful and vibrant. I think this could be the far younger, hipper grandchild of the other Milan collections--with fun details like those block camo prints superimposed on classic plaids and interesting mixes of textures. Also, the block letter "statement" sweatshirts/tees seem to be popping up everywhere (last seen at Richard Nicoll and No21 during LCM).
and that concludes my Pitti Imagine/Milan menswear coverage! Paris begins tomorrow :)