What was the star at this Zegna show: the location or the collection? You might as well ask that old chestnut about the chicken or the egg. Because the point that Alessandro Sartori was making this evening by bringing us 120km out of Milan to Trivero, site of the mill founded in 1910 by Ermenegildo Zegna, was that one depends upon the other—and vice versa.
It was obvious this that attractively vintage mill, whose machines had been fired up to clatter and roar impressively as we walked through it to the rooftop showspace, and whose soaring brick chimney was somehow rigged to emit a (presumably harmless) black plume as the models walked, was emblematic of the industrial cause of which Sartori’s collection was the ultimate effect. The several hundred people who work here and several thousand more who work for Zegna across the world are of course invested in Sartori’s products and those of Zegna more broadly bringing home the bacon. Read more at Vogue.