Ermenegildo Zegna Spring 2014 Menswear

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I know that when I covered London Fashion Week for spring 2014 menswear, I did so by summarizing the standouts. Not to discredit London, but there’s so much more to mention when it comes to Milan and Paris, so it’s only necessary to go into a little more detail from here on.

Milan Fashion Week started off on a positive note today with the heavily anticipated return of ex-creative director of (the house formerly known as) Yves Saint Laurent, Stefano Pilati. Though Pilati was appointed to this position at Ermenegildo Zegna back in September, he took his time before rushing into his comeback, and it definitely paid off. He clearly did his research on the house of Ermenegildo Zegna, which showed through his use of fabrics and textiles. Meanwhile, Pilati successfully integrated accents of burgundy, violet, and sapphire throughout his otherwise neutral color palette.

Stefano Pilati’s own impressive sense of style was also noticeable at his debut collection for Zegna, as there was no shortage of sock-free loafers or sophisticated neck scarves. Each look was styled in a way that showed a more practical side to pure elegance, and the show was a sartorial goldmine.

Stefano Pilati managed to present a noteworthy signature to the somewhat bland designs often associated with Ermenegildo Zegna, and his future at the house looks very promising. Based on his success at Yves Saint Laurent, it’s not surprising to see Pilati already excelling at Zegna, but it’s certainly exciting to imagine what’s next.

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