Best in Show: Ermenegildo Zegna.
Stefano Pilati nailed this season’s Ermenegildo Zegna collection for me. While many collections focussed on grey color stories and one or two bold, supporting colors, Pilati paired a beautiful plum and navy. The mixing of plaid patterns and textures made for pleasing visual effects as well. Classic, tailored outerwear displayed great range of techniques especially with the quilted offerings.
I realize that my preferences are rooted in wearability as opposed to showmanship, and my definition of wearability could be described by muted color pallettes or tamed patterns – by color, frequency, and size. In other words, my selections might be considered boring; I recognize and accept that. In addition to those two design elements, I do take notice of structure and fit. Of course, this can only be assessed with the model set present – which is tall, slender men.
In fact, I am very aware of showmanship in a collection. I pay attention to cohesiveness and themes. I would say that every designer did adhere to those rules. All in all, Milan had a strong presence amongst the other fashion weeks. It still remains as my favorite fashion week. We’ll see what Paris has got.
Other very notable mentions: Ports 191 and Corneliani