Franca Sozzani

Editor-in-Chief Vogue Italia

Franca Sozzani has been Editor-in-Chief of Vogue Italia since 1988, Editorial Director of Condé Nast Italia since 1994, Editor-in-Chief of l’Uomo Vogue since 2006, and founded in 2010. Despite ever increasing editorial responsibilities, she is widely known and highly valued internationally for her humanitarian activities and support of charitable causes, some of which include her fundraising event ‘Convivio’ in the fight against Aids and the ‘Child Priority Foundation’ which supports international projects dedicated to the welfare of children in Africa and Jordan amongst others.

Despite these many obligations, Ms Sozzani has also been active in the worlds of publishing and art. Her publications include: A noir (Assouline, 1998); two celebratory volumes for the 30th anniversary of Vogue Italia (1994) and l’Uomo Vogue (1998); two monographs, Valentino and Kartell; Artists at Work (2003); and I capricci della moda (2010), a collection of her blog posts that were published on


Designers Peter Strateas and Mario-Luca Carlucci first met Franca Sozzani when the pair was hand-selected by the Editor-in-Chief for the l’Uomo Vogue Launch in Sydney Australia.

“I was impressed with their beautiful designs, high quality tailoring and fabrication of their collection and I selected STRATEAS CARLUCCI to represent the best of Australian designers during the launch.”

From the initial introduction to the brand, Franca Sozzani and the Vogue Italia team have been great supporters of STRATEAS CARLUCCI including the brand in the printed and online publications.

Franca Sozzani was also on the International Judging panel of the International Woolmark Prize, where STRATEAS CARLUCCI continued to strengthen their relationship.

“They presented a very well refined collection and their fabrications and techniques were very impressive.”

“I believe STRATEAS CARLUCCI continue to grow from strength to strength and have shown and continue to show great potential in the global market”.