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The family-owned textiles giant is now the world's largest luxury menswear brand and has also grown its womenswear label, Agnona.

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The family-owned textiles giant is now the world's largest luxury menswear brand and has also grown its womenswear label, Agnona.

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Ermenegildo Zegna: Fashion’s Family Giant

Ermenegildo Zegna: Fashion’s Family Giant

MILAN, Italy — Since Ermenegildo Zegna decided to make use of his father Angelo’s looms in 1910, the brand has been in the care of its founding family. What began as one man’s passion to create the finest textiles with the purest of fibres has evolved into a global luxury group, with a product offering that includes fabrics used by much of the luxury sector, ready-to-wear lines, accessories, eyewear and fragrances. An early entrant into China and Africa, Ermenegildo Zegna has over 550 monobrand stores and revenue that stands in the billions, making it the largest menswear brand in the world.

But whilst the years have passed and markets have been entered and won, and the structure of the business has progressed, the Zegna family has remained a constant guiding force, and the family nature of the business its core tenant.

Current chief executive Gildo Zegna explains why his family’s heritage remains the beating heart of the business.

BoF: How important is the family heritage to the business?

GZ: Family heritage is extremely important, as…

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