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Ermenegildo Zegna AW15Photography Paolo Musa

Ermenegildo Zegna AW15

Into the wild: a group of explorers look set for a safari, walking through a prehistoric forest to the sounds of Jimi Hendrix

Initial reaction:

Urban, ecologically conscious explorers visit Jurassic Park.

Secret gardens:

The setting for Ermenegildo Zegna AW15 felt like a prehistoric woodland, with the runway surrounded by walls of soil. The brand was going back to nature, but with their own history in mind – the showspace was inspired by Oasi Zegna, the nature park surrounding the Zegna Wool Mill in Trivero, where the set will be replanted. Distant rumblings echoed around the space, joined by the sounds of animals and insects – and Jimi Hendrix.

Into the wild:

In an earthy khaki palette with accents of rust red, the models seemed like they were departing for the ultimate luxe safari. Muted checks and glossy exotic skins added to the uniquely tailored pieces, some of which shimmered with metallic thread, while straps and utilitarian rucksacks finished off the looks, readying the boys for whatever a return to the wilderness would bring.

Watch the Ermenegildo Zegna AW15 show below in a film by Philip Bussmann:

The soundtrack to Ermenegildo Zegna AW15: