The Best of the Best: Zegna

March 17, 2017
03/17/17

EVENT DETAILS: Decades of experience in Italian-made suits and sport wear, distinguished by traditional tailoring, luxurious detailing and richly woven textiles. Contemporary elegance that is sophisticated yet chic for the perfect touch of fashion sensibility. Meet Zegna representative Renato Chiusoli.

  • Ermenegildo Zegna Trunk Show
  • Dates: March 23-25
  • Time: 23 (Thursday) 9:00AM – 25 (Saturday) 5:00PM
  • Location: Larrimor’s – 249 Fifth Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15222

Now with over 500 shops and 7,000 employees worldwide, the Ermenegildo Zegna Group started in Northern Italy with the dream and passion of one man. The company was founded in 1910 by Ermenegildo Zegna. At the age of 18 he founded the Lanificio Zegna (wool mill) and what was to become one of Italy’s best known dynamic family business. He had a dream that he would make, in his own words, “the most beautiful fabrics in the world.”

 

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Miles Teller in Zegna

By the early 1980s this vision had been realised in a fully vertically-integrated company in wool production. Zegna has close control over each part of its supply chain: owning everything from a farm in Australia to mills in Italy, fabric cutting houses in Switzerland through to the boutique stores where its fabrics are sold across the globe.

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Johannes Huebl in Zegna
arrives at the Oscars at Hollywood & Highland Center on February 24, 2013 in Hollywood, California.
Chris Pine in Zegna

Unusually for a menswear brand, Ermenegildo Zegna is completely vertically integrated, helping it oversee the highest quality: from the pasture the sheep graze on to the final buttonhole detail on a made to measure suit.

The company continues to be family-run and is led by Gildo as CEO; Paolo is Chairman, Anna is Image Director and President of Fondazione Zegna, and Benedetta is Talent Manager. The group has three principles: setting long-term objectives; maintaining family ownership to ensure continuity; and following a sound ethical commitment enshrined in a rigorous corporate governance system. These ensure that the company stays true to the founder’s vision while ensuring it continues to innovate in a fast-changing business.