The Italian luxury men's outfitter Ermenegildo Zegna ranks among the very best in the world. The fashion and textile company has been in the Zegna family since 1910, designing and producing exclusive men's fashion for the sophisticated gentleman. It therefore comes as no surprise that the luxury label is one of the top names in the fashion industry. Wearing Zegna means looking good and feeling sophisticated.
The company’s success story began with the production of luxurious fabrics. The founder and namesake of the company was master tailor and entrepreneur Ermenegildo Zegna (1892-1966). In 1910, he joined his father Angelo’s weaving mill at the tender age of 18. Ermenegildo went ahead and founded the wool weaving mill Zegna (Lanificio Zegna) in the same year. After the death of his father in 1923, he took over the running of the business and continued with the production of high quality fabrics. With great success! Within just a few years, the number of workers primarily producing fine suit materials had risen to 1000.
The internationalisation of the company was the logical next step. The company began shipping the exclusive fabrics to the US in 1938, and in the following years trading began with another 40 countries. When Ermenegildo Zegna died in 1966, his sons took over the family business and expanded its offering: own suit collections were launched to the market, followed shortly after by exclusive made-to-measure suits under the name Ermenegildo Zegna Su Misura. The brand to this day still exclusively produces designer fashion for men. The collections have been shown at Milan Fashion Week since 2008.