Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Ermenegildo Zegna Couture Spring/Summer 2016

620Zegna3A0345Another great show by Stefano Pilati for Ermenegildo Zegna Couture.


I loved this look in particular because it showed that a jacket can be shaped and still give a sense of the body without being tight.


We’ve gone through a ten year period of overly tight clothes for menswear…maybe this points a new direction and a new sillhoutte.


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  1. Albert

    June 23, 2015 at 2:23 pm

    Yes a new silhouette will be refreshing :)

    Best, Albert | Palming Pebbles

  2. Lauren at adorn la femme

    June 23, 2015 at 2:54 pm

    It’s about time for men to be comfortable, too! Love how the belt is used over the drawstring pant!

    adorn la femme

  3. Carine

    June 23, 2015 at 2:56 pm

    What an amazing collection! Zegna is the epitome of elegance!

  4. It's About L.A

    June 23, 2015 at 3:36 pm



  5. Liz

    June 23, 2015 at 3:37 pm

    love it — its about time


  6. taimemode

    June 23, 2015 at 3:47 pm

    Love this jacket too, it would be the new look for Girls: Boyfriend Jacket ;) ;)


  7. aga's suitcase

    June 23, 2015 at 3:55 pm

  8. Archana

    June 23, 2015 at 4:05 pm

    Those trousers ! Very Yohji !

  9. annie

    June 23, 2015 at 4:25 pm

    This ia brilliant direction, thanks for publishing. Much love to Stephano who brings back the craft of pattern and cut(not DIY but much training behind such an appealing look.) Bravo to him. So sick of kicks with formal wear, weird mismatching, slutty ensembles, and fashion mayhem that is more for photography than life(ha! nod to you and streetwear/fashion eye on web…like to think you had a big hand in the way people dress and the others who followed you, scott!) I would see gorgeous style in a less commercial way but a nod to quality and craft, and makeshift talent in the same hand.

  10. annie

    June 23, 2015 at 4:51 pm

    Scott, a little nod to giorgio armani on this one and (where you started to love fashion on this one too!) cheers

    • Kendall

      June 24, 2015 at 3:23 pm

      Good point. It’s Armani from the 90′s homage.

  11. Chahrazad

    June 23, 2015 at 5:00 pm

    I see what you mean. I like the design.


  12. ~ Carmen ~

    June 23, 2015 at 5:47 pm

    It’s a great fit; I also like the v-neck shirt which kind of gives it a casual, laid back vibe. :]

    // â–˛ itsCarmen.com â–˛

  13. CW

    June 23, 2015 at 5:53 pm

    I think that the pants are too loose (the belt gathers lots of fabric), and the cutaway style of the jacket still appears tight to me. Overall, if the model would have worn a bowler, I would describe the style as Chaplinesque. It would be better to have the jacket a bit looser on the model’s frame.

  14. Baking Soda

    June 23, 2015 at 6:10 pm

    “We’ve gone through a ten year period of overly tight clothes for menswear…maybe this points a new direction and a new sillhoutte.”

    100% agreed…

  15. David

    June 23, 2015 at 6:58 pm

    Looking back through your past photos, you can see that the early adopters have been trying to change the prevailing shape for the past ten years. Pleats and wide-leg pants attempted a comeback several times and failed.

    There’s the nexus of class and body image to contend with. You have to be in excellent shape, or at least very lean, to pull off slim-fitting clothes, so these styles are “exclusive” both in terms of body image and price. Because fat is now associated with the lower classes, slim-fitting clothes and the body that wears them are a badge of membership in an exclusive caste. Drapey clothes negate this exclusivity.

    It may be that the future lies with some combination of loose and slim. The threads above don’t do it for me personally, but they may point the way toward that future.

    One thing’s for sure: men’s suits can’t get any tighter.

  16. Samantha

    June 23, 2015 at 7:04 pm

    I have to agree, I thought I was the only one who thought menswear seemed a bit on the “tight” side.

    • MollyBloom

      June 26, 2015 at 11:16 am

      Oh, no, you are not alone. I have not been able to look at men’s suits for the last decade without being reminded of Malcolm McDowell in Clockwork Orange, up for a bit of the old Ultraviolence. It’s an evil schoolboy look, even a bit perverse. Not my idea of flattering.

  17. Donnie R. Gayfield

    June 23, 2015 at 8:58 pm

    At 62 years, I’ve seen the baggy look come and go. Fashion trends are so much like the political pendulum which swings from left to right–and back again. With men’s fashion, I’ve found it best to choose the middle ground–not too tight, not too loose, not too long, not too short. I’ve arrived at a place in my life where I’ve found my look and plan to stick with it.

  18. milex

    June 23, 2015 at 9:16 pm

    I didn’t really enjoy this boring show.

  19. yv

    June 23, 2015 at 9:58 pm

    Looks very relaxed but still exudes a sense of luxe. Nice photo and insight. http://thefervour.com

  20. mbatha

    June 24, 2015 at 12:26 am

    I like it and I agree with you.It doesn’t have to be tight to create a perfect silhouette

  21. Simone Fraser

    June 24, 2015 at 2:30 am

    Seriously considering cross-dressing. What a beautiful collection. may the influence spread far and wide.

  22. Laura

    June 24, 2015 at 3:29 am

    that’s tailoring!

  23. Lis

    June 24, 2015 at 3:33 am

    Fred Astaire would approve. Scott, when are we going to see you ‘dancing’ down the runway?? You only live once…. ;) xo

    “Either the camera will dance, or I will.” -Fred Astaire

  24. Patrick

    June 24, 2015 at 9:48 am

    I agree with your assessment about overly tight clothing…has it really been 10 years of it? That clothing looks SO uncomfortable….an unfortunate trend. Now, can we get rid of black suits and solid black ties…..

  25. JV

    June 24, 2015 at 1:05 pm

    Good to see Macaulay Culkin getting some work these days.

  26. Kendall

    June 24, 2015 at 11:43 pm

    These clothes do speak to the Armani “peasant” style of the mid 90′s. They are also feminine or , at best , androgynous in their cut. Trendy clothes do tend to fade in and out, Like the Thom Browne skinny suites. But the sartorially conscious man for the most part, prefer to dress like men and look for fine tailoring over fads. We seek the strong masculine lines and subtle touches of quality in the clothes we wear. Androgyny simply doesn’t work for us.

  27. don de armond

    June 27, 2015 at 9:10 pm

    The v-neck shirt has its origins in France years ago I believe
    with Zinzolin an original designer.

  28. melissaleehealing

    June 30, 2015 at 12:19 am

    Would a man wear this outfit in real life?

  29. proletarian Great Gatsby

    June 30, 2015 at 6:45 am

    I love it. A refreshing casual elegance we can wear everyday this summer.That is what i was looking for.

  30. Dax

    July 1, 2015 at 2:53 pm

    OK, I wanna have the jacket!

  31. Charles

    July 2, 2015 at 3:43 pm

    Like the paring of the V-neck sweater and the light jacket. Nonchalant is the feeling here. On another note, what is up with all the trash talking towards slim fitting style of clothing, suits in particular? We can all agree that some of the designer brands (Dior Homme, Thom Brownie, Saint Laurent, and the like) went too far with the “tightness”. However, would you rather wear the oversize, slouchy, hand-me-down grandpa style of the 80s and 90s?. I’m sure that none of you “Fashionista” want that. Wether it’s drawstring pants, full pleat, or relaxed fitting jacket, if it’s not for you, it’s NOT. SLIM or LOOSE, what matter s is how good it looks on you.

  32. sabir

    September 1, 2015 at 6:20 am

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