Yesterday afternoon, we finally made our way to Agnona’s pop-up–and soon to be permanent home–on Milan’s chic Via Sant’Andrea (next door to Prada) to see Stefano Pilati’s eagerly-anticipated, already for sale, womenswear debut for Agnona.
As reported, the collection, titled Collection 0, became available to purchase in Milan on Wednesday, the same day it was first unveiled to press. And overall, Pilati’s vision for the brand is a strong statement against the fashion cycle, and the fact that, for the past three weeks, we’ve been looking at clothes that won’t hit stores for another six months.
Back in September, we reported that Stefano Pilati would be joining Ermenegildo Zegna in two capacities: As head of design of its menswear line and as creative director of the brand’s women’s line, Agnona, which is in dire need of a revival.
As creative director of Agnona, Pilati certainly has his work cut out for him. The women’s line has fallen pretty far off the fashion industry’s radar. So how exactly will the ex-YSL designer, who started at the Italian house January 1, bring Agnona back to life?
In September, it was announced that, following his departure from YSL, Stefano Pilati would join Ermenegildo Zegna as head of design and as creative director of Zegna’s womenswear counterpart, Agnona.
We haven’t seen or heard anything since, until now. Agnona feted the opening of a new store in Miami yesterday and while we’re pretty sure Pilati wasn’t there, one of his designs apparently was.
Stefano Pilati, who presented his final collection as the creative director of YSL last March (he’s since been succeeded by Hedi Slimane), has a new gig. It’s just been announced that Italian fashion house Ermenegildo Zegna has tapped Pilati as its head of design, and also as creative director of Zegna’s womenswear counterpart, Agnona, WWD Read more →