Berluti Names Haider Ackermann as Creative Director

Haider AckermannImage: Berluti.

Effective immediately, Colombian designer Haider Ackermann takes creative control of French fashion house Berluti, following the departure of ESSENTIAL HOMME December/January 2016 cover star Alessandro Sartori from the position in February. A graduate of the Royal Academy of Fine Arts, Ackermann’s eponymous label, created in 2003, carved a niche for itself in the fashion industry with eclectic ready-to-wear and unique tailoring. Dubbed by many as the “new Yves Saint-Laurent,” and once Karl Lagerfeld’s ideal successor for Chanel, Ackermann will bring his sartorial charm to the iconic Berluti legacy. All eyes will be on the new Creative Director during the first runway under his new title at Paris Men’s Fashion Week, January 2017. “I am very honored to join Berluti,” says Ackermann. “This house stands for the essence of luxury menswear and embracing this new adventure inspires me.”