Alessandro Sartori was born in Biella, Italy. He studied in Milano fashion and design at Istituto Marangoni, receiving his degree in 1989.
By 2003 he was artistic director at Ermenegildo Zegna, where he created the “Z Zegna” range. In July 2011 he joined Berluti, holding the position of creative director until February 2016, when his return as artistic director of the Ermenegildo Zegna Group was announced starting from June, with full responsibility across all Zegna brands. In his personal Pantheon, his mother, a tailoress who gave him the taste and the techniques of made-to-measure, has a special place, just next to Gabrielle “Coco” Chanel and the photographer Irving Penn.
Creative imagination, disciplined technique and poetic elegance are his keywords. From pattern cutting to the finishing of a buttonhole, no detail escapes his eye. For Berluti, he creates collections that blend rigorous control with fantasy, a distillation of the soul and spirit of the House.