By  on April 2, 2018

When Alessandro Sartori returned to Ermenegildo Zegna as artistic director in June 2016, it represented a homecoming for the Biella-born designer. Sartori had grown up riding his bicycle past the company’s headquarters as a young boy and joined the brand after graduating from design school. He spent more than a decade there, serving as creative director of the Z Zegna collection for eight years, before decamping for Berluti for a five-year stint. But returning to Zegna, he said, was a true “story of love” for the brand, the family and the Biella region.

Sartori spoke with WWD style director Alex Badia about his career, model casting and his advice for young designers.

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