"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," said Gildo Zegna, CEO of Zegna Group. "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."
Pilati had been head designer at YSL since 2004; his Fall 2012 collection, shown in Paris last March, was his last for that label. His first collections for Ermenegildo Zegna and Agnona will be shown in June 2013.
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