Antonio K. Ciongoli, co-founder and creative director of Eidos, has announced that he is leaving the company after this season to launch a forthcoming brand. Details on the new brand were not disclosed. Ciongoli will retain his equity stake in Eidos after he departs.
Ciongoli has led Eidos for four and a half years, since he pitched the brand concept to Isaia Napoli, the company’s majority shareholders. In that time, Eidos has evolved from a small collection focused on classic tailoring to a global luxury wholesale brand that is sold in over 40 locations worldwide including Barney’s New York, Lane Crawford and Mr. Porter.
“Building Eidos has been a life-changing experience for me and I cannot thank Gianluca Isaia and Jim Shay enough for the opportunity to do so,” said Ciongoli. “While moving on from anything one cares about is difficult, I am optimistic about Eidos’ potential and I look forward to watching its future evolution.”
Regarding his new project, Ciongoli added, “In the last six years I have seen the retail landscape change dramatically. The value in today’s market is the opportunity to connect directly with the people to whom our product speaks and I’m interested in creating an immersive, content-driven platform that expands that dialogue.”
Ciongoli noted that more information about his forthcoming brand will be made available weekly via his Instagram @akciongoli.