A Week of Industry Moves: Zegna, Berluti and Brioni← Back
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As the menswear shows come to a close with New York’s second instalment of its men’s edition, a series of industry moves have been revealed. Creative directors Stefano Pilati, Alessandro Sartori and Brendan Mullane, who head up Ermenegildo Zegna, Berluti and Brioni respectively, are said to be making industry moves to take up similar positions elsewhere. Announced just in the wake of all three having shown their autumn/winter 2016 collections for the houses, the industry moves come in the wake of a series of drastic changes in 2015 across key creative director positions.
Brioni, Zegna and Berluti - Image Source: vogue.co.uk
It remains to be confirmed that Pilati will be leaving Zegna, the company he joined in 2013 after his YSL position, where he was replace by Hedi Slimane. Berluti confirmed earlier this week that Alessandro Sartori was leaving the LVMH owned company. Brioni also issued a statement to reveal that Brendan Mullane would not be renewing his contract. “Brendan’s passion, vision and charisma always emerged through his work and we are very grateful for his dedicated commitment to the company,” stated Gianluca Flore, chief executive at the Kering-owned company Brioni, revealing that the two parties were parting ways. Since the acquisition of the Italian tailoring house in 2012, Kering and Bredan Mullane privileged the ready-to-wear, accessories and footwear lines of Brioni, expanding from suit-making into a full lifestyle brand.
Berluti was similarly acquired in 2012 by LVMH, when Antoine Arnault, Bernard’s son, headed up the company. Alessandro Sartori has been creative director since 2011.