The Zegna Group announced today the appointment of former YSL designer Stefano Pilati, who exited the French house after his F/W 2012 collections, as Creative Director of Agnona, the Group’s women luxury ready-to-wear and accessories brand founded in 1953, and Head of Design at Ermenegildo Zegna, with responsibility for the brand’s fashion show as well as for the Ermenegildo Zegna Couture collection.
Both appointments are effective 1st January, 2013.
Commenting on the appointment, Gildo Zegna, Chief Executive Officer of the Zegna Group said: ”I’m thrilled to have Stefano in our Group as he brings great talent, invaluable experience and enormous enthusiasm. We have ambitious plans for Agnona, and we strongly believe that under his creative leadership we will be able to develop this little jewel into a global brand. As per the Zegna brand” – he added – “we have been thinking about its role in fashion for some time. With this appointment, we will be able to combine our tradition in tailoring and our leadership in innovative materials with a new vision for men’s fashion.”
I just can’t wait to see what he does at his new position.
Photos: Courtesy of Zegna, © Inez van Lamsweerde and Vinoodh Matadin (via WMagazine)