Zilli Fall – Winter 2019/20 Collection: Refined, strong and charismatic
Refined, the Fall/Winter 2019-20 silhouette is powerfully charismatic. Reflecting the image of the House’s signature lion whose majesty
punctuates the collection, the ZILLI man possesses a confident elegance; an elegance that can carry off a Black & Gold wardrobe and cut from outstanding materials.
Inspired by the aviator jacket, the Galien model with patch pockets is lined with bands of shearling effect cashmere. There are several versions of the Desert bomber; the sophisticated anthracite wool and silk with a shaved mink collar, or the black calfskin nubuck version with a double gold stripe ribbing. Braque, a bi-material jacket revisited this season, is available in a magnetic black matte lambskin and carbon crocodile, while the silk quilted feather version has glazed lambskin details, with chevrons or lattices. Worn oversize, the Gentry parka in deerskin and cashmere with wide shoulder tabs and a stand-up collar underline a determined style completed with the calfskin nubuck biker boots featuring buckles and shearling or deerskin with crocodile inlays.
Inscribed in the tailoring that lives on through the ZILLI craftsmen, the new suit jackets underlines uncompromising masculinity. The cashmere blazer with embroidered pocket can be worn equally over a straight-leg trouser or a cargo trouser with patch pockets, lightly rolled. Perfect to show off a winter tan; the grey Scottish jacket is a must. For suit lovers, the brown Bismarck, the breast pocket embroidered with the “Z” of the House, matching well with silk scarves, whereas the black-tie look can only be a 7/8 vicuna with velvet moccasins embroidered with rhinestone flowers.
To echo the sumptuous jackets and vests, hand-painted for the capsule collection “L’Art dans la peau”, and produced by the House workshops in Lyon in collaboration with designer Sergio Colantuoni, the knitwear is embellished with virtuoso embroidery. Like the black crew-neck from which a leopard bounds, or an anthracite cashmere and silk model with an embroidered lion on the back. A majestic profile enriches belt buckles, pockets, and patches on jeans. Suede inlaid, the long shawl-collar cardigan has a touch of the neo-gentleman, complete by the moiré gold crocodile sneakers. Whether they are crew-neck, funnel-neck or zipped, in steel grey, eggplant, sky blue or sea-green, with
geometric patterns or precious hide details, all of the models in this collection are equally at home with this season’s fringed silk scarves featuring exclusive Paisley prints or a black and gold baroque design. The innovator of the urban sneaker, the House is extending its range of hybrid models, like these mid-top runners in fabric and calfskin
with a double crocodile Velcro fastening, bringing a new look to “Athleisure”. Matching with a black and gold wardrobe, suede running shoes and crocodile inserts edged in gold, whereas the slip-ons with gilded ZILLI-branded transform their heel counter into a golden tongue.
Accessories complete the collection. The essential Oliver messenger bag in grained calfskin, while a black matte crocodile lion roars on a Cyrille backpack in the same colours. Burgundy crocodile strips, to match with an ad hoc belt, punctuate a grained calfskin briefcase. For an accomplished look, down the finest detail.