Alessandro Sartori is an Italian fashion designer born in Biella, Italy in 1966. He has been artistic director at Berluti, a luxury menswear company that is part of LVMH, and before he was the artistic director of Z Zegna, brand of the Ermenegildo Zegna Group. In February 2016, he has been appointed Artistic Director of the Italian luxury giant Ermenegildo Zegna Group, with responsibility across all Zegna brands and all creative functions.
Early life and education
In 2003, he became Creative Director of the newly created "Z Zegna" at Ermenegildo Zegna. He presented the Z Zegna first runway show in New York City in February 2007. Z Zegna successfully appeared at five New York Fashion Weeks, and then moved to Milan starting in June 2009. On 1 July 2011 he was appointed as artistic director at Berluti with the aim of creating a luxury total wardrobe.
On January 20, 2012 he unveiled his first collection at the Ecole des Beaux-Arts, with footwear occupying rows of chairs lined up as if for a fashion show. Women's Wear Daily stated "It was an impressive debut." "Sartori’s collection was worn by a multigenerational cast of models in vignettes that telegraphed the Berluti lifestyle: playing chess in the library of a country chateau; having cocktails in a groovy apartment; gathering with friends under a full moon for a midnight shoe-polishing party, with Dom Pérignon as the shining agent (something serious Berluti devotees actually do)."
His last collection for Berluti, presented during Paris Menswear Fashion Week, on January 22, 2016 was viewed as his best collection for the brand; Luke Leitch, on Vogue.com wrote: "This collection contained almost as many potential angles to elucidate excellence in menswear as there were grains of volcanic sand on the runway".
On February 5, 2016 Ermenegildo Zegna Group revealed that Alessandro Sartori was appointed artistic director with responsibility across all Zegna brands and all creative functions.   Sartori officially joined the Ermenegildo Zegna Group in June 2016. His first full season for the company will be Autumn/Winter 2017.
Awards and honors
In 2015 GQ Spain awarded again Sartori as "Best Designer of the Year".
- Z Zegna launch in New York
- 2012 Berluti review Women's Wear Daily
- Berluti Fall 2016 review on Vogue.com
- Alessandro Sartori Exits Berluti Women's Wear Daily
- Alessandro Sartori's 5 Years At Berluti Women's Wear Daily
- Menswear is now frantic as Women's
- Ermenegildo Zegna Hires Alessandro Sartori vogue.com
- Zegna Confirms Alessandro Sartori Return wwd.com
- El Pais
- Adrien Brody Wins Best Actor
- Benjamin Millepied Teams with Berluti’s Alessandro Sartori for Ballets