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Ermenegildo Zegna Spring/Summer 2014

Today marked the return of the incredibly talented Stefano Pilati (ex-creative director for YSL) to the world of fashion. As it was quite an event, this Ermenegildo Zegna show gave off a very special vibe, a mix of expectations, curiosity and overall excitement. And let’s say that M. Pilati didn’t fail to impress us this season.

Classicism at its highest and most delicate form : this would be a good description of what Stefano Pilati had to offer for the Spring/Summer 2014 season. Slight color blocking, winter wear turned into spring clothes, superstitions, rolled up sleeves were all part of his creative vision for the world renowned menswear brand. The casting was also a very important part of what made this show so memorable as we got to see some veteran models (Aiden Andrews, Adrien Sahores…) gracing the runway as well as such of the new upcoming stars of the modeling world (Jester White, for instance). Why I am making such a strong point on the casting is because veterans and newcomers have different beauty criteria and we got to see diversity, versatility and that could also applies to the clothes that we got to see this morning.

Elegance is a weapon and Stefano Pilati knows his guns as he navigates easily from very clean-cut ensembles to more laidback looks without ever shocking or making things look out of context. And that is in part what made the Spring/Summer 2014 Ermenegildo Zegna show, one not to be missed.

Mary Yasmine Arrouche