MILAN — After eight years, Alessandro Sartori is leaving his post as creative director of Z Zegna and will be succeeded by Paul Surridge, currently head designer of Jil Sander Menswear, reporting to creative director Raf Simons.
Surridge, who has honed his men’s wear skills at Burberry and Calvin Klein, will take over with the fall-winter 2012 collection. Z Zegna is Ermenegildo Zegna’s more fashion-oriented brand and was launched in 2003.
A Stella McCartney sketch of a custom dress made from protein-based silk in partnership with biotech lab Bolt Threads. The dress will be displayed at The Museum of Modern Art's upcoming design exhibition, "Items: Is Fashion Modern?"