The look Youthful tailoring.
Silhouette Slimmer than the mainline.
Key pieces The opinion that a db suit is stuffy and formal was banished by the younger Z Zegna line, as 4db and 6db suits and blazers were offered either in lightweight crumpled technical fabrics or with unusual lengths. Formal shirts were replaced with crew-neck T-shirts to bring a casual note to the tailoring offer. Other key pieces included sporty windcheaters and raglan-sleeved sweaters.
Colours Steely blue-greys, crisp white and brick red.
Fabrics Technical mixes and papery nylons, cashmere, mesh, and crumpled suiting blends of linen, mohair and silk.
Prints Linear patterns and freehand cross-hatching.
Details Contrast stitching, patchworked suit jackets and draw-cord waists on pants.
Footwear Laceless Oxfords.