Brunello Cucinelli S.p.A. is an Italian fashion house founded by the entrepreneur of the same name, known for the production of fine cashmere knitwear, born and developed in the medieval village of Solomeo. The company is today among the main international companies active in the luxury sector, having developed women's and men's total look collections, and being able to count on a network of owned boutiques on all continents. Founded in 1978 in Castel Rigone, near Perugia begins with the production of women's cashmere knitwear. Seven years later, in 1985, he acquired the fourteenth-century castle of Solomeo, a small medieval village on the outskirts of Perugia where, in 1987 (after two years of restoration) the company headquarters were transferred.
In 1994, the first Brunello Cucinelli branded men's collection and the first single-brand store in Porto Cervo. In 2002 the first total look collection for men and women. At the same time as the consolidation of distribution through the multibrand channel, the company began a development strategy through the opening of single-brand stores located in the main world capitals and in the most exclusive resort locations. In 2009 the shoes became part of the Brunello Cucinelli collections , in 2012 the company is listed on the Italian stock exchange. The institutional road show, scheduled in two weeks, stops after only 6 days due to excess requests. Thanks to the great interest of investors, demand exceeds 18 times the supply. On April 27, 2012, on the first day of listing, trades raise the share price by 49.7%. In 2017, the year in which the company exceeded 500 million in turnover for the first time, 124 single-brand stores (15 in Italy, 46 in Europe, 25 in North America, 21 in Greater China, 17 in the rest of the world) In 2018 the monthly Robb Report, a sort of US bible for luxury menswear, indicated Brunello Cucinelli (together with Ralph Lauren) as the fashion designer who has redefined men's fashion for the past thirty years. According to Forbes, in 2018 Brunello Cucinelli occupies the 33rd place among the richest in Italy with a patrimony of 1.5 billion euros. In 2018 the Cucinelli family decided to sell 6% of the owned shares to donate 100 million to charity