Silk from Asia to Zegna

Temporary exhibition set up at Casa Zegna from 17 May to 29 June 2014.

Exhibition "The Silk from Asia to Zegna" (2014)Fondazione Zegna

Since the 1970s, with the development of neckwear and underwear, especially for sports, silk has become a part of Zegna production.

Exhibition "The Silk from Asia to Zegna" (2014)Fondazione Zegna

The skilful handcrafted gestures of silk processing and the exclusive fabrics and garments created by Ermenegildo Zegna combine style and performance.

Exhibition "The Silk from Asia to Zegna" (2014)Fondazione Zegna

Zegna talks about his garments through the suggestions of an innovative fabric: carded silk made for the autumn/winter 2013 collection.

Exhibition "The Silk from Asia to Zegna" (2014)Fondazione Zegna

Silk is one of the most beautiful and finest textile fibers known today. It is versatile and adapts to be declined in a line of soft fabrics ranging from 100 to 600 grams.

Exhibition "The Silk from Asia to Zegna" (2014)Fondazione Zegna

The filament of raw silk is so fine that, before being used in weaving, it has to pass several processing steps.

Exhibition "The Silk from Asia to Zegna" (2014)Fondazione Zegna

The breeding silkworm has a fast life cycle. On the 38th day the silk cocoon produced by the larva is complete and if it were not gathered it would hatch by day 45.

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Exhibition by Archivio Zegna

Set-up by Marco Strina

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