Whenever the word “Italian” is used as a prefix, anything that goes with it immediately becomes ten times better. Think Italian food, Italian fashion, Italian designers or Italian cars; there is a certain special something; and their attention to detail that makes the Italians masters of their craft.
They say two is better than one (literally). So Italian fashion juggernaut Ermenegildo Zegna and the centennial automotive marque Maserati put their thinking caps together when they announced their creative partnership in conjunction with Maserati’s 100th year of existence in 2014.
The Italian powerhouses continue to impress yet again with a brand new capsule collection for Fall Winter 2018 comprising a sophisticated list of fine leather goods, travel-friendly outfits and elegant accessories that represent the pristine excellence of the two ‘Made in Italy’ brands.
Combining a thorough use of leather, the collection is inspired by the Quattroporte GranLusso trim package, which is geared towards the idea of travelling. The Quattroporte vehicles are part of the ‘Owner’s Collection’ – 100 limited edition releases which were born out of the inaugural collaboration between the two houses back in 2014.
Fans of the brand would immediately notice recognisable features of the brands including the modest use of premium leather, microfibre fabric, micro-nubuck details, navy blue tones and the woven leather silhouette – quite fitting as both Maserati and Zegna use leather extremely well and creatively.
The Maserati trident (we think) is one of the most outstanding and aesthetically pleasing logos today. The three-pointed emblem – in dark brown leather, metal or fine embroidery – is incorporated in all of the articles to enhance the overall look.
Inspired by the duo-tone and material composition of the detailing of Maserati’s Quattroporte GranLusso model, the series also introduces two distinct backpacks, wallets and belts to boost your arsenal of accessories. They may almost seemingly look the same but have very distinct detailing and textures. New essentials include a dark chocolate leather baseball cap and the iconic Tiziano sneakers featuring exclusive colour and material combinations.
While the art of collaboration has yet to stop churning some of the most exciting creative outcomes in the fashion world, design partnerships still walk on thin ice especially with the clash of aesthetics and philosophies. Among many of the two Italian behemoths’ collections, the Maserati Capsule Collection is definitely panning out as one of the highest sought-after collaborations of 2018.