Top image: Ermenegildo Zegna FW14. Photography: Harry Carr
Following yesterday’s news that Stefano Pilati was stepping down from his position as Head of Design for Ermenegildo Zegna comes the announcement that Alessandro Sartori has been appointed as Artistic Director of the Italian fashion house, with responsibility across all Zegna brands and for all creative functions.

Previously chief designer at Berluti, on Monday Sartori announced he would be leaving the LVMH-owned brand having first joined in 2011.

“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.” Said Gildo Zegna.

“I want to thank Gildo and the whole Zegna family for this fantastic opportunity.”Alessandro Sartori commented. “I grew up watching and admiring their creations and their authentic and deep values and I am extremely excited to write with the whole Zegna team the next chapter. I cannot wait to enter in their fabulous archives and to meet their artisans to start working on the new collections”.

Sartori is to join the Italian men’s wear group in June and his first collection will be for the FW17 season that will be shown in Milan in January 2017.