After just 18 months at LVMH-owned menswear brand Berluti, artistic director Haider Ackermann is leaving the company, effective immediately. The company said on Friday that it will announce a successor “shortly”.
Ackermann joined Berluti in September of 2016, replacing Alessandro Sartori who went to Ermenegildo Zegna, after 15 years at the helm of his own eponymous women’s label which was renowned for its androgynous styles and draping techniques.
“Haider has been at the core of the evolution of Berluti’s collections and image these past few seasons,” said Antoine Arnault, CEO of Berluti. “I want to thank him for everything he has accomplished since his arrival. His feel for materials, colors, and his wonderful shows will always be linked to the history of the House.”
“I am immensely proud to have been able to put my creativity at the service of this House with an exceptional know-how, whilst working with a passionate team,” added Ackermann. “I thank them for their commitment.”