In March, Fear of God x Ermenegildo Zegna was unveiled to the world at Paris Women’s Fashion Week. The brainchild of spontaneous dialogue between Alessandro Sartori and Jerry Lorenzo, the collaborative effort has seen the inception of a new grammar of style; one that combines luxury Italian menswear with Californian refined streetwear.
The result has seen expertly tailored garments merge with considered and carefully curated sportswear and athleisure. With the objective of identifying and following a new path of masculine elegance (that is also wearable for women) the two seemingly distant worlds have combined for a surprising reflection of a contemporary and timeless wardrobe.
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“The collection speaks to our audience just as it does Jerry Lorenzo’s, but we believe it can also appeal to a new client, thanks to the mix of Zegna’s impeccable tailoring and Fear of God’s concept of laid-back luxury. We have worked with great balance, without our ego’s ever surpassing one another, to create a unique new wardrobe. A perfect synthesis of our two souls: clothes to wear at any time of the day in order to feel good. And this is only the beginning, as our conversation has just begun,” explains Alessandro Sartori.
“This collaboration is based on mutual respect. When you meet someone for the first time, you immediately understand how far you can go. With Alessandro we understood each other from the very first moment, and this collection naturally evolved from our conversation. I design menswear but I always keep a woman in mind; I really love the way women wear men’s clothing. I have always been fascinated by Ermenegildo Zegna clothing and this collaboration provides my clients with the opportunity to experience tailoring stitched with freedom, which I think Zegna customers will also enjoy,” affirms Jerry Lorenzo.
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The newly-release collection encompasses a full look that can be swapped and shifted for a myriad of looks – the notion of slow fashion. Suits whose jackets lose their revers and where the pockets slide along the sides, coats designed with comfort of a one size fits all concept and made from the finest natural fabrics, a super lightweight suede shirt-jacket and black leather bomber, both featuring an embossed Zegna logo. Jeans share the same casual attitude as accessories, among which western ankle boots and long woven belts that tie at the front. The neutral colour palette of mélange grey, vicuna and taupe assisting in added wearability.
For the back-to-work man (or woman) and luxury fiends alike, the collection is now available to purchase online here.