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October 16th

Museo della scienza e della tecnologia Leonardo da Vinci

Via San Vittore 21, Milano

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Alessandro SARTORI

Artistic Director, Ermenegildo Zegna

Alessandro Sartori is an Italian fashion designer born in Biella, Italy in 1966. In February 2016, he was appointed Artistic Director of the Italian luxury menswear house the Ermenegildo Zegna Group, with responsibility across all Zegna brands and all creative initiatives. Early life and education Alessandro Sartori received a degree in textile engineering in Biella, Northern Italy, followed by a degree in Fashion Design in Milan in 1989.

In 2003, he became Creative Director of the newly created "Z Zegna" diffusion line within the Ermenegildo Zegna Group. Alessandro Sartori was pivotal in turning the line into an international brand recognized for rewriting the rules of contemporary tailoring. Z Zegna was launched at Pitti Uomo and Alessandro Sartori staged the first Z Zegna global runway show in New York in February 2007. Z Zegna successfully participated at five New York Fashion Weeks before moving to Milan in June 2009. On July 1, 2011 he was appointed as Artistic Director at Berluti, with the aim of creating a luxury total wardrobe. Five years later, following acclaimed fashion shows and having multiplied the revenues of Berluti, Alessandro Sartori left the LVMH group. February 5, 2016 Ermenegildo Zegna Group revealed Alessandro Sartori’s appointment to the newly created position of Artistic Director with responsibility across all Zegna brands and for all creative functions. Commenting on the appointment, Gildo Zegna, CEO of the Company, said: “I've known Alessandro and his style for many years and I am extremely excited to welcome him back to our Group.

His talent, creativity, passion and modernity make him the perfect fit to help us take Zegna to the next phase of its development.” Alessandro Sartori officially joined the Ermenegildo Zegna Group in June 2016 and his first season for the company has been Autumn/Winter 2017.