Designer, Alberta Ferretti
The accomplished Italian dressmaker is known for her draping techniques and controls Aeffe, a publicly-listed apparel manufacturer and licensee.
Chief Executive Officer, Grandi Stazioni Retail
Under his leadership, department store La Rinascente has become a leader in Italian luxury retail. Now, he oversees retail space for some of Italy's biggest train stations.
Creative Director, Rochas, Founder, No. 21
With his masculine-meets-feminine aesthetic, this designer is experiencing a resurgence after 20 years in the business.
Creative Director, Gucci
The surprise choice for Gucci creative director re-energised the historic house in a matter of months.
Artistic Director, Ermenegildo Zegna
Having helped triple Berluti's revenues during his five year tenure, the designer now oversees all brands and creative functions at the world’s largest menswear brand.
Chief Executive, Luisa Via Roma
The cutting-edge retailer reinvented luxury merchandising and precise editing, drawing four million hits a month to the website.
Creative Director, Missoni
Now at the helm of the knitwear label founded by her parents, she has continued her family legacy in colourful geometric patterns.
One of the industry’s most respected writers, the Sicilian has brought an informed and artful prose to fashion journalism.
The power couple behind one of Milan’s most successful multi-brand boutiques is taking their model to department stores and Asia.
Founder, International Talent Support
The emerging talent competition that she founded has now enrolled over 60,000 applicants, resulting in 550 finalists including Demna Gvasalia and Peter Pilotto.
The powerhouse casting duo regularly selects models for ad campaigns and runway shows for brands like Armani, Gucci and Burberry.
Founder & Chief Executive, Brunello Cucinelli
The Italian entrepreneur has become known as the 'king of cashmere' for his luxury knits and ethical, sustainable and humanist approach to business.
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