The relationship has been close for decades. It started with our founder Ermenegildo Zegna’s vision for the region of the Biella Alps in Northern Italy. Today, visitors to the Oasi Zegna natural park enjoy the fruits of his work: a beautiful haven of nature.
It is this landscape that inspired the new Trofeo Country collection. It is inspired by a spirit of a place that comes from the colours of fall in the Oasi Zegna. The browns, ochres, russets and reds of autumn trees: the evergreen of firs and the bright shocks of colour of rhododendrons. The materials, textures, sights and sounds of nature: this is where for over a hundred years, the beating heart of Zegna has resided. It is a coat inspired by the past, and built for the future.
Like the leaves on a forest floor, each Trofeo Country jacket has a unique colour. Each coat starts life as a piece in pure white Trofeo wool. It is then coated in a waterproofing wax, giving it water-resistant qualities. After the garment is stitched, each coat is put in its own individual dyeing tank. The coat is dyed with strong colour pigments, and both wax and wool take the colour. They do so in a subtly variegated way. Just like every handful of soil in the forests of Oasi Zegna yields a different colour, then each white waxed jacket transforms into a uniquely coloured coat, and soft to the touch. Each one is different, no one the same.