Italian romance from Zanini AW21
I’ve never experienced Zanini’s clothes IRL, but you just know they’re the kind of clothes that improve with age. The Zanini AW21 collection illustrates this so well, even when viewed, as I have, through a three-inch Instagram square.
The fabrics are just lush. The slate black double-breasted coat (above) is a linen-and-wool herringbone lined in quilted cotton-linen, giving it slouchy dressing gown vibes in keeping with the at-home comfort mood of the moment.
The creamy-taupe blanket coat is equally beautiful, in double-face felted cashmere handmade in Italy with satin trim, plus massive pockets for that ‘security blanket’ feel. I also love the herringbone and tweed tailoring paired with zip-fronted British wool knitwear, and the overall romantic Italian mood in the mould of 80s Armani and Gigli.
Although actually, the collection is part-inspired by the 1940 ‘Self Portrait with Cropped Hair’ painting by Frida Kahlo, whose “visceral style neglects the passing of time and stark look never loses its strong grip”, as Marco Zanini muses…
Self Portrait with Cropped Hair, 1940 – Frida Kahlo
WORDS: Disneyrollergirl / Navaz Batliwalla
IMAGES: Zanini AW21; Frida Kahlo
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