The Columbian designer Haider Ackermann has been appointed the creative director of Berluti, the Parisian menswear house. Ackermann takes over from Alessandro Satori, who worked at the brand for the past five years.
Born in Bogotá and raised in Africa and Europe, Ackermann studied at the Academy of Fine Arts in Antwerp. He founded his own label in 2001. His aesthetic has been defined by simplicity and asymmetry, and has won praise from Karl Lagerfeld. Tilda Swinton, Kanye West and Penélope Cruz have all worn his garments.
Berluti was founded in 1895 by Alessandro Berluti, a native Italian. In 1993, it was acquired by LVMH; since 2012, it has been led by Antoine Arnault, the son of LVMH chairman Bernard Arnault. The brand's customers have included Marcel Proust, Jean Cocteau, Alain Delon and Andy Warhol, among others.