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Ermenegildo Zegna shows us how to dress for the snow

Snowriting

Text: Norman Tan


Kicking off the fall/winter 2018 season at Milan Men’s Fashion Week, Ermenegildo Zegna issues sartorial sportswear for the slopes

Want to hit the slopes but still look downright dapper? Then look no further than Ermenegildo Zegna's latest fall/winter 2018 offering.

Held in an angular concrete hall in Bocconi University — that was turned into a "snowing" winter landscape with the help of artist Thomas Fletchner — designer Alessandro Sartori delivered a collection that continues to merge the world of the formal with the informal. Softly tailored two and three-piece suits in beautiful neutral shades of vicuna and egg shell white were topped off with beanies and caps; Velcro hemmed trousers were routinely anchored with robust hiking boots; coats and blazers were reimagined in 1.5 breasted iterations (striking a casual balance between the traditional single and double breasted construction); and sweaters and bombers sported the 'XXX' logo — the symbol, and reminder, of the manual handcraftsmanship that goes into each Ermenegildo Zegna creation.

Favourite looks? That blue coat with kinetic prints which resembled ski marks left in the snow (that Sartori termed 'snowriting'), and that three-piece grey cashmere suit worn with a white shirt and an intriguing double-knot black tie (yes, double knot). Scroll down and take a look for yourself.

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Alessandro Sartori also revealed a reversible deerskin tote — featuring the iconic XXX hand painted logo — which you can buy right now. In Singapore, these totes are also now available for purchase at the Ermenegildo Zegna Paragon store.

Listen to all our audio reviews of the best menswear shows from Milan Men's Fashion Week fall/winter 2018.

 

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