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TREASURED PRINTS: Some of the oversized floral prints were appropriated into larger-than-life decals that formed murals that sheathed the walls of the brand’s headquarters on Via Savona

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A folder of fabric swatches, one of 2,200 from the 1920s to the 1980s created by Swiss textile manufacturer Herberlein, which was acquired by Zegna in 2011.

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GREEN MESSAGE: Guests at Fabulae Naturae (above) were treated to a musical performance where actors wore animal masks sculpted from upcycled fabrics.

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GREEN MESSAGE: They feasted on dishes which were specially created by chef Davide Oldani of Michelin-starred D'O (above) using sustainable produce.

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GREEN MESSAGE: They feasted on dishes which were specially created by chef Davide Oldani of Michelin-starred D'O using sustainable produce.

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MS ZEGNA: The fourth generation member of the Italian fashion family decided to stage the event based on the Milan Expo's theme of 'Feeding the Planet, Energy for Life'

Into the woods

Art meets food and fashion in an ambitious event staged by luxury menswear brand Ermenegildo Zegna to kick off Milan Expo 2015.
May 16, 2015 5:50 AM

WHAT do risotto, woodland spirits and floral fabrics have in common with a swish menswear brand? Well, very little, unless it's a multi-sensory event tailored by Zegnart, a visual arts platform by the Ermenegildo Zegna Group.

Despite a protest earlier in the day by 20,000 opponents of the

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