How can the heritage of an iconic brand such as the Borsalino Luxury Hats manufacture be kept alive? After the patrimonialization of the couture collections and the jewels, we are questioning the patrimonialization of the Borsalino hats. What constitutes the heritage of the brand, how to reinterpret it in a contemporary way and transmit the values of the brand. This is the subject of my fascinating discussion with Giacomo Santucci, Borsalino’s creative director, who tells us about the brand’s major collaborations since he took over. He brings us his insight as an executive, having previously held management positions at the head of several major luxury groups in the Italian fashion industry.
June, 16th 2022 | Florence
By Delphine Souquet
Who is Giacomo Santucci?
In this episode my guest is Giacomo Santucci, the Creative Director of Borsalino.
Welcome to 2Goodmedia for a special episode recorded Live in Florence with the famous Borsalino Luxury Hats manufacture during the Pitti Uomo 102 men’s fashion fair.
Borsalino’s Collaboration with Valentino
Borsalino’s collaboration with AMI Paris
My interview podcast with Giacomo Santucci in the showroom of Borsalino in Florence
Borsalino collaboration with Vilebrequin
My guest is none other than Borsalino’s Creative Director, Giacomo Santucci, for an exclusive and exciting interview where heritage and transmission are at the heart of the episode. Giacomo Santucci has held senior positions at Dolce & Gabbana (Chief Operating Officer), Gucci Group (President and CEO), Fendi (CEO pro tem representing the LVP joint venture), Prada (President, Prada Asia Pacific & Hong Kong), McKinsey & Co (Senior Director Luxury Retail) and Salvatore Ferragamo (General Manager, Ferragamo International).
This is my first podcast recorded in French at Pitti Uomo for this edition and I have the great pleasure to talk about the fashion industry with Giacomo Santucci, artistic director of Borsalino and who speaks French fluently as you can hear in the podcast link above!
The Borsalino brand’s heritage
Giacomo Santucci tells us about the heritage of Borsalino, a symbol of timeless classic style, founded in Alexandria by Giuseppe Borsalino in the 19th century and which became the most important hat factory in the world.
What is less known about the heritage of Borsalino is the social commitment of its founder, a social entrepreneur of his time, who had a very democratic vision of creativity with the intention of addressing everyone.
The patrimonialization of the Borsalino Luxury hats brand
What is the heritage of a luxury hats brand like Borsalino? A fascinating interview to understand how we maintain the heritage of a brand such as Borsalino. Not in the sense of preserving as in a museum or an archive, but in the sense of bringing the brand’s values to life and reinterpreting them in a contemporary way. If you want to know more about the Borsalino brand, its universe and its collections, visit the instagram Borsalino_world or the Borsalino website.
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