What were your inspirations behind this collection? When approaching the design, did you individually have inspirations that were melded together, or was it more collaborative from the start?
The harmony of contrast, in this case, represented a new language for us completely. And this was by introducing parts of both Zegna and Fear of God's separate vernaculars but also a fresh set of codes that is not traced to either of us. We looked at the history of suiting and incorporated twists like absent lapels or relaxed shoulders. Within this process, Alessandro's patience is incredibly humbling, and it made the collaboration seamless in expressing my point of view and what I wanted to expose. I would approach this through a very non-traditional way, so it takes a lot of patience to first, understand someone that you're working alongside and then having the patience to get to a place where you can see things the way that they see things.
Our goal was the same in that what we are trying to achieve is exceptionality in physical form. Fusing the idea of the new American luxury with the 110 years of heritage of Zegna's craftsmanship towards tailoring, all accomplished with humility and honesty.