Ermenegildo Zegna Kicks Off Milan Men's Shows

Ermenegildo Zegna Kicks Off Milan Men's Shows

Alessandro Satori delivers an SS19 collection further bridging the athletic and professional menswear worlds.

Alessandro Satori delivers an SS19 collection further bridging the athletic and professional menswear worlds.

Text: AJ Longabaugh

On a beautiful summer evening in Milan, Ermenegildo Zegna gathered a vibrant crowd of spectators to watch the first steps of this menswear runway season. The pre-show vibe was starkly sharp in the concrete space, accompanied by a roster of fresh-faced influencers and fashion enthusiasts alike, gathered to see what exactly designer Alessandro Sartori had up his sleeve. To everyone's pleasure, the Spring/Summer 2019 presentation was an abundant display of tonal hues and wonderful monochromatic ensembles.

Developing a spectrum of sorts, the collection was a color story from start to finish, beginning with a muted, army green palate, dabbling further into blues, and finishing strong with more saturated yellows, blues, and fuchsias. Continuing his narrative, Sartori heightens his ability to create menswear that fits many arenas and facets of the active man. Although a heavy influence of athletic aesthetic is present, this collection avoids being classified as streetwear, embracing tailored jackets.

Sartori's choice of patterns and textures in this collection is keenly executed front to back. Delivering straightforward shape and adding simplistic details like visors, saturated sunglasses, and oversized portfolios, the spectrum that unfolds strays away from trends and embraces a logical sentiment into next spring's menswear range. Another standout in the presentation is Sartori's voice in the current state of sneakers, producing chic runners that feel equal parts professional and casually chic.

In the end, the lineup of lads ends in a panoramic picture across the still, reflective water in a grand gesture revealing it's ombre in completion. Ermenegildo started the men's Spring/Summer 2019 season on a high note that gloriously screams luxury, high-fashion. Check out some of the collection below!

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