Après Ski

Ermenegildo Zegna takes its menswear on an elite winter's holiday

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28 September 2012

The rustic elegance of earth tones, the soft touch of lamb shearling, the feel of smooth leather gloves between your fingers… These sensory pleasures encompass the spirit of the Ermenegildo Zegna fall/winter collection. Subscribing to a passion for all things nature, emphasis is placed on functionality with pieces blend from indoor to outdoor, catered to a range of needs from business to sport and social life.

For excellent holiday attire for cabins and luxury ski resorts: pair trench coats with Premium Cashmere pullovers and corduroy cashco pants. Brave cold city streets with a textured woolen suit worn under a leather shearling-lined coat. Cold, but not that cold? Granted you’re not in Siberian temperatures, the brand’s heavier 3-piece suits can hold their own without a coat. Reinterpreting classic English plaids this season, look out for Prince of Wales check as well as an innovative Chevron pattern applied on pure cashmere and Microsilk. Also of note is Spazzalino, a precious yarn made with the fur of the Alpaca Suri, a rare camel species that comes from Peru and Bolivia.

So where does this love of nature stem from? Founder Ermenegildo Zegna is known to have had a great fondness of the outdoors, so much so that in the 1930s he heavily invested in reforesting the mountain areas around Trivero. These efforts would later lead to the establishment of Oasi Zegna, a not-for-profit initiative that promotes ecological pursuits.

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