Behind the set: Ermenegildo Zegna Couture A/W 2016

Stefano Pilati’s salon style show for Emenegildo Zegna Couture channels the intimate couture showroom of yesteryear

Creating a nostalgic and intimate showspace, Stefano Pilati showcased his autumn/winter collection in the round; the catwalk itself a narrow carpeted trail circling two half moon chair configurations, while the perimeter was surrounded by concertina faceted mirrored panels reinforcing the designer’s notion of a private haute couture show. Fluffy banquet chairs, complete with their own individual seat backs – and no doubt for the comfort of the house’s salon clients – were similarly on point,  just as each of Pilati’s models sported look numbers, either pinned to their jacket lapels or accoutrements, again rekindling the romance of the salon show of years gone by.

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