MILAN - Cyber-kinetic patterns give energy to classic looks by Ermenegildo Zegna.
Zegna signals a push for innovation in the title of the collection presented Saturday, the first day of Milan Fashion Week: "Style for Change."
Zegna zips up the double-breasted suit with graphic lines, while repeating patterns of dots fused into lines give motion to overcoats.
Grey dominates the collection, giving it an urban flair.
The basic look forms around suits, paired with slim, elegant ties or scoop-neck sweaters. Trousers are straight cut without being tight, and might include a cummerbund that elongate the look.
Much attention is flourished on collars, which when small might be decorated with a clip, or when oversized adorned with a clasp.
Textures operate in contrast. Soft alpaca coats are worn over tailored suits.
Shoes taper to a point, while bags span a range from travel backs to computer totes.