It’s no surprise that creative director Alessandro Sartori chose Milano Centrale as his venue for his latest show. His Fall 2019 Menswear collection for Ermenegildo Zegna was all about a melting pot—a harmonious mix of different concepts and styles together. Milano Centrale, said to be the largest train station, is itself a melting pot of sorts as countless travelers meet here, as well as it’s become a shelter for refugee immigrants. But what was so diverse about this collection? For one thing, it was a hybrid of both traditional menswear tailoring—the bread and butter of the brand—and the urban streetwear. Case in point: a well-cut military green blazer was paired with what looked like a refined pair of cargo pants in a similar hue. The same goes for a khaki suit decorated with industrial pockets on the torso and worn with a navy blue buttoned-up shirt and black necktie. Here the industrial met the elegant, resulting in a collision of classic sensibilities with a more urban attitude. This might as well be the old-school sophistication that the younger millennial crowd will go gaga over come fall!
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