Wednesday 3rd February

| BY Natalie Dembinska



It’s official, the rumours are confirmed, Stefano Pilati is to step down as Head of Design for Ermenegildo Zegna Couture after three years at the house with his autumn/winter 2016 collection presented in January during Milan menswear being his final collection. Gildo Zegna, Chief Executive Officer of the Zegna Group said: “I want to thank Stefano for his contribution to Ermenegildo Zegna. We wanted to develop a strong point of view in fashion as well as style, and for Zegna to be a show not to be missed in Milan. We have reached this objective faster than expected. As we move on to write new chapters in Zegna’s development, I wish Stefano well for his future endeavours.” Over to Stefan – “I have given much consideration to this decision and after thoughtful conversations with Gildo Zegna, we have reached the conclusion that the mission he entrusted me with had been fulfilled. I now wish to focus on other projects that I had put aside in order to achieve our common goals with Zegna Couture. It has been an honor to work with this extraordinary family company that puts quality, craftsmanship and excellence at the center of their business.” No news yet on where Stefano will head to next, but we’re pretty sure the rumours will start flying around any day now.