Stefano Pilati is to leave his position as head of design for Ermengildo Zegna Couture, it has been confirmed today.
His last collection was for autumn/winter 2016, shown in Milan last month. Pilati worked at the Italian fashion house for three years.
"I want to thank Stefano for his contribution to Ermenegildo Zegna," said Gildo Zegna, the eponymous CEO of the Zegna Group. "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."
"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," added Pilati. "I now wish to focus on other projects that I had put aside in order to achieve our common goals with Zegna Couture."
Prior to his appointment Pilati was the creative director at Yves Saint Laurent for eight years, between 2004 and 2012.
Via Harper's Bazaar UK