Its not always that you see male models walking on a black dense foam runway, splattered with water to recreate a rainy day in the streets of New York or London. To further exaggerate this scene, the coats and jackets were sprayed with water making the collection very convincing for the season.
Z Zegna is a fashion forward, innovative and urban brand geared towards a new and younger consumer. With a combination of quality and style, the label produces unique pieces that spices up every man's wardrobe. This season there was a huge focus on classic overcoats cinched with a variety of belts, muscular and powerful silhouettes in the jackets, and innovatively cut tailoring in their double breasted suits in wool and lurex (metallic). There was also a hint of vintage with accessories such as ascot ties, Edwardian-style hats in angora, and doctor's cases that helped finished the looks on the runway.
Alessandro Sartori, Creative Director for Z Zegna, says "This collection was designed with a dramatic visual approach, sharp contrasts, and an iconic take on reality, set with a powerful yet elegant tone for the contemporary man." And on that note, my top picks for Z Zegna this FW09 are:
Wool/Lurex Peak Lapel Three Piece Suit
Raw Edged Pea Coat with Leather Belt, Distressed Leather Doctor Bag
Wool Melton Biker Jacket, Slim Flat Front Pants, Laminate Leather Weekend Bag
Thermo Taped Coat
Images by Dan Lecca for Mercedes Benz Fashion Week FW 2009