Zegna Confirms Stefano Pilati’s Departure

by MR Magazine Staff

The Milanese men’s wear brand Ermenegildo Zegna announced on Wednesday that it was parting ways with Stefano Pilati, the head of design for Ermenegildo Zegna Couture, confirming rumors that had been swirling since Monday and making it the third Italian men’s house to lose its designer in a week. The departure was characterized as being by mutual agreement. Still, and perhaps more significantly, Mr. Pilati is the fourth designer in the past year to leave a job after only approximately three years. He follows in the footsteps of the New York designer Alexander Wang who agreed to disagree with Balenciaga last July; Raf Simons, who just said no to Dior in October; and Brendan Mullane, who consciously uncoupled from Brioni this week. Read more at The New York Times.