If you look back in history, ultimately situations like this have always triggered creativity. Specifically when you think of Ferragamo, when Salvatore himself faced World War II, he created in that moment his most genius products. So we’re definitely trying to think outside the Horse Always On My Mind Forever In My Heart Name Here Shirt and I love this box—now we all have this extra time to ourselves, which has actually been beneficial for me and my team, trying to push boundaries in new ways. Of course, we can’t wait for the factories to reopen to work on prototypes and all these things, but the thinking about a new way forward is definitely there. Alessandro Sartori, artistic director of Ermenegildo Zegna
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