TAILORING MEETS SPORTSWEAR
Z ZEGNA SS2015
Bold, energetic and decisively tech-driven, the essence of the new Z ZEGNA collection is dedicated to an urban trendsetter with an active work-into-week-end lifestyle.
The Spring/Summer 2015 season marks a new chapter for the brand whose new tailoring-meets sportswear identity blends the elegance and cutting-edge attitude of ZZegna with the techno-urban leisurewear expertise of Zegna Sport.
An imprimatur forged by five key elements that are the common thread between the two former brands – Deformalization, Sportification, Hybridization, Urbanization and Innovation. Signature traits underscored by the exclusive pentagon mesh graphic that becomes a characterizing motif for the new Z ZEGNA.
The new collection targets a global metropolitan, multi-tasking urban commuter who juggles his 24/7 schedule with ease and attitude. The “tailoring meets sportswear” direction builds on a wardrobe of suits, shirts, outerwear that effortlessly meld practicality with elegance.
Softly-tailored silhouettes of seasonless appeal are fashioned from lightweight fabrics, including high performance wools, technical cottons and advanced sportswear in “Techflex” featuring laser cut, zero seams, heat-sealed constructions.
The color palette is hinged on two shades of gray, cement and carbon, injected with jade green, citrus yellow, royal blue and monochromatic black and white.
The Techmerino project extends its evolution into sartorial pieces. Shapes are tailored but never constricting, elevated by technically-inspired details that gain a refined and cosmopolitan vibe, becoming iconic Z ZEGNA brand staples and appearing on tailored suits and blazers, knits, as well as ergonomic T-shirts and exclusive technical outerwear.
The 100% pure superfine Techmerino wool is designed to be worn in direct contact with the skin to maximize the natural thermal and hydroscopic properties.
To complete the new brand’s identity Z ZEGNA presents an extensive collection of sneakers. For men of bolder fashion wit, the multi-colored Z ZEGNA Techmerino Racer is the season’s key ingredient.
Available in spectrum of colors and materials including luxurious nappas and suedes, technical meshes and printed sting ray leather, this new iconic shoe features an innovative Techmerino lining.
A perfect combo between a classic shape and a running shoe, it adds the final touch to a new paradigm in style.
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Clothes expressly for a fashion-alert individual very much aware of his own style identity.
That’s the concept behind the N°21 collection this season.
Twenty-one looks where eclectic taste meets bourgeois equilibrium, classic and sporty moods intersect, the men’s wardrobe finds points of interest in the women’s. And details play with a fanciful sense of surprise.
Doublebreasted coats, parkas, duffel-coats, aviator jackets. Pants the sleek slimfit way, sweatshirts and jaspé sweaters in unusual yarns.
Prints drawing inspiration from decorative arts and classic upholstery fabrics: all for hunting-scene failles, toile de jouy cotton poplins. Shirts, sweats and tees with a Pop Art flair. Flannels in plaid and check patterns.
Classic, reassuring colors sweeping from camel to cadet green. And then navy blue, sky blue, melange gray and black with bright touches of hunter red.
An equestrian spirit for prints and for embroidery and/or micro sequin designs on sweatshirts and bomber jackets. Alpine socks with gorgeous ornamental stitching.
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DIESEL BLACK GOLD FW 2014 MENSWEAR
He dresses with fearless energy. His subversive mix of authentic pieces are carefully constructed with engineered precision and researched modern fabrics.
For his debut Diesel Black Gold men’s collection for fall-winter 2014, creative director Andreas Melbostad is inspired by the irreverent attitude of this man.
Designed with the essence of iconic menswear codes, the collection is infused with a bold military and rocker influence. The inspiration turns up as brazen toughness on the pristinely tailored masculine silhouette.
Sharp tailoring in noble menswear flannel, wool and poplin fabrics, some with Prince of Wales and herringbone patterns, are paired with an anatomically constructed pant.
Cut from leathers, encrusted in studs or in denim with a filmy patina – the pants’ textures and edgy engineering articulates the leg, and contrasts against the clean and classic tailoring.
Enameled, metal and leather emblems and badges cover leather and felted wool biker and bomber jackets to recall military ceremony dress. Uniform style cotton and compact nylon parkas are lined in shearling.
Padded and textured knits – some treated with a lacquered finish add a graphic and sporty edge to the lineup. Polished black box calf lace-ups and Chelsea boots are detailed with a military flash of shiny metal inserts on the heel and the toe.
Key Diesel Black Gold materials are given majestic treatments. Leather comes in mirrored silver and gunmetal hues. Patent leather inspires denim’s lacquered, textural garment wash finish.
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Andrea Pompilio © Copyright 2013
At its third season, the Onitsuka Tiger X Andrea Pompilio represents the perfect union between the sportswear heritage of the Japanese brand and the Italian creativity of Andrea Pompilio.
For the SS2014 the designer took inspiration from the musicians, artists and break-dancers that enliven the streets of the most underground neighborhoods in Los Angeles.
The prints, Andrea Pompilio’s signature feature, blend together with Onitsuka Tiger’s Collection in a kaleidoscope of computerized, sprayed and tattooed graphics that recall the artworks of urban writers.
The tiger, icon of the Japanese brand, keeps being reinterpreted as if it was free to express all its strength, and applied to outerwear, sweatshirts, trousers, shorts and t-shirts.
For the first time, a capsule collection for women is added to the traditional men’s line, maintaining its strong street style personality.
The colors recall the freshness of California, with clear references to Downtown L.A.’s graffitis.
The accessories line of backpacks, caps and visors has a touch of the original Los Angeles ’80s Hip Hop style revisited with a contemporary vision.
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