Claims to have the finest wool in the world are common, but it is rare that one of the great mills comes up with a new cloth that could make a genuine difference to customers of tailoring worldwide.
Zegna promises just that with Codesilk, a collection of fabrics made from pure silk to be used in winter garments. The fabrics have been developed through the research and experience of Tessitura di Novara, which has been part of the Zegna group since 2009.
Although silk is more commonly used as a spring and summer cloth, Zegna calls on the thermal properties of silk to offer an alternative interpretation for colder months – one combed and thick with a longer nap. The jackets, suits and coats will be lightweight, and feel fine and smooth, with the natural sheen of silk.