Ermenegildo Zegna Couture Taps Sam Riley

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Ermenegildo Zegna Couture debuted images from the F/W 2014 ad campaign this past week. British actor Sam Riley, 34, is featured as the new model for menswear line, replacing Jamie Dornan. This isn’t Riley’s first encounter with the modeling world. Riley first entered the fashion realm with the Burberry Prorsum line. He worked alongside Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, modeling for their A/W 2008 line.

Photographers Inez van Lamsweerde and Vinoodh Matadin, teamed up to shoot for the campaign. The set of the Italian luxury brand’s campaign features minimalist decor. One shot features 8 men, all dressed in grey. The background contains a silver map of the world in what appears to be a conference room. The map signifies the leaders in the male fashion world, who are included in the shot. The group images primarily focus on Riley. He manages to maintain his dark sophistication, establishing a statement for Ermenegildo Zegna Couture under the styling of Stefano Pilati.

Although much of the shoot advertises the couture brand’s business attire, Riley also exhibits chic items from their more casual, sporty collection. This look will be among the themes in 2015 winter collection. Riley has been in films such as On the Road, Brighton Rock, Control, and the upcoming Disney flick Maleficent. He was seen wearing a tailored Ermenegildo Zegna Couture tux at the Maleficence premiered on Wed., May 28.



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