Ermenegildo Zegna, the worldwide leader in luxury menswear, opens the doors of its latest retail store in the thriving luxury shopping destination that is the Miami Design District. Created by Zegna’s in-house architects, the design is based on the creative concept developed by architect Peter Marino for the Zegna global store in Milan. Occupying 2,800 square feet of prime retail space, Ermenegildo Zegna’s diverse offerings are displayed within the store’s two floors, ranging from formalwear and sportswear to accessories and fragrance.
A key inspiration for the store design is the fabric created at Zegna’s eponymous wool mill in Trivero, Italy for over one hundred years. Within the storefront windows, metallic strands echo the fabric’s warp and weft yarns. Nature and technology are harmoniously blended through the masculine yet natural color palette created using rosewood, mahogany and both gun and bronze metal. Towards the back of the store, clients can view a video installation with the seasonal Milan runway collections.
The clothing collections are displayed across different areas specially designed to create a virtual journey through the world of Zegna. Customers begin their experience on the ground floor, which is devoted to the Upper Casual and Z ZEGNA collections, complimented by textile accessories, leather goods, fragrance and eyewear. The store’s second floor highlights the full range of the Sartorial collection, ultimately reaching a dedicated room showcasing the exclusive Made to Measure and Personalization programs.
In keeping with the brand’s Italian heritage and consistent support of the arts, the Design District store will house on the second floor a piece of artwork by the Italian artist Ettore Spalletti. Part of ZegnArt / Art in Global Stores, this special artistic project is based on works specifically conceived to be permanently displayed inside Ermenegildo Zegna’s stores worldwide.
The work “Lentamente azzurrato” (2014), which was commissioned exclusively for this store, represents a direct reference to the color blue used by Giotto, and to the tradition of Italian frescoes. In his artwork, Spalletti creates a dialogue with space and the commission itself, highlighting the central themes of his work: the relationship between painting and sculpture, the memory of classicism in combination with the contemporary, the experience of total landscape, and the exploration of monochrome painting as a universal metaphor of perception.