Alessandro Bastagli, from Florence, businessman, art collector, talent scout and licence holder of Everlast since 1988, as well as president and main shareholder of Linea più Italia since 2010. Together with Hong Kong Private Equity fund, Cassia Investment, he acquired control of the Chinese brand, Shanghai Tang from the Richemont group, in 2017, and became its Executive Chairman.
On 8 January, during Pitti Uomo, at a meeting at Istituto Marangoni in Florence, he talked about his experience in fashion, announcing his latest important acquisition.
“The quest for beauty”, he said, “has been the main theme of my life. I have dedicated all of my personal passion and professional energy. My work hinges on my desire to look to the future and on the canons of top quality, with an all-Italian vision that brings art and culture together to create inimitable products. This is the philosophy behind his relaunching of the Shanghai Tang brand, a project that it is still premature to talk about.