While the vast majority of the shows are concentrated in the center of Milan, Zegna guests had to take shuttles and travel the 120 km from Milan to the northern Italian countryside to Trivero to contemplate Alessandro Sartori’s collection.
Staged on the roof of the company’s historic woolen mill in the center of Oasi Zegna, a protected swathe of gorgeous Piedmont that the founder started acquiring not long after he founded the mill, Alessandro Sartori’s Spring/Summer 2023 collection continues to put the craftsmanship and sartorial art that characterize the house on a pedestal.
“My work stems from a question: what’s next for tailoring? And for the needs of the lives of today?”, asked Alessandro Sartori in the press release. The question keeps coming up post-pandemic, and his answer couldn’t be clearer: “it’s about creating new hybrid functions“.
For this season, he is experimenting with super-lightweight shapes and technical finishes, developing a new ready-to-wear silhouette. Ultra-light coats, kimono jackets, loose and unstructured outerwear, Bermuda shorts that facilitate freedom of movement, and oversized shirt and overcoat ensembles have all responded. Lightness is also expressed in the materials, with silk poplin, terry cloth, nylon, fine leather, super fine knit with a silicone finish and even recycled paper used on a suit, reflecting the brand’s focus on sustainability.
As for colors, they come in telluric hues exalted with notes of powdery white, fresh butter, dusty pink, honey, vicuna, mocha, hickory, charcoal, sulfur and black.