From Edmonton to Italy: Our conversation with Brunello Cucinelli
Sitting Down with Brunello Cucinelli at Pitti Uomo
While in Florence for Pitti Uomo, our team had the opportunity to sit down with Brunello Cucinelli to chat about business, philosophy, and life. Dressed in classic Cucinelli fashion, he arrives wearing a double breasted pinstripe suit and and open collared shirt. Both effortless and elegant all at once.
There’s a feeling that comes along with being in the presence of someone like Brunello Cucinelli. It’s a sense of both grandeur and humility. Pitti Uomo is loud and bustling with people, but there’s calmness to his demeanour that transcends it all. Despite the hustle, the conversation feels relaxed and casual.
After our chat, our team made our way to the hamlet of Solomeo to witness some of Mr. Cucinelli’s philosophies in person. His idea of human dignity was present throughout the hamlet, from his recently completed Forum of the Arts to the immaculately kept grounds and beautiful factory.
See the Interview
Watch the video below to hear about how he got his start, why the idea of dignity is so crucial to the way he runs his business, and to hear a few words of wisdom that he imparted before saying our goodbyes.
Chad Helm and Brunello Cucinelli at Pitti Uomo
The Cucinelli Theatre
The view of Brunello Cucinelli's Agricultural Park in Solomeo
Brunello Cucinelli headquarters in Solomeo