In big news and a homecoming of sorts, Italian designer Stefano Pilati has been announced as the new head of design at Ermenegildo Zegna, following his ousting as creative director at Yves Saint Laurent for the past eight years. In his new role, Pilati will be charged with leading the Zegna Couture range and fashion show, as well as having a significant hand in Zegna's ready-to-wear women's and accessories brand Agnona. "I'm thrilled to have Stefano in our group as he brings great talent, invaluable experience and enormous enthusiasm," said Zegna Group's CEO Gildo Zegna. "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." With that, we congratulate Mr Pilati on his new role and Ermenegildo Zegna on such a brilliant appointment.
Fellow Italian label Trussardi has released a new fragrance for men, Trussardi My Land, that doubles as a love letter to its home city, Milan. Created by Alexandra Kosinki, Trussardi My Land is a woody fougere fragrance with bergamot, violet, lavender, vetiver, tonk a beans and, of course, a hint of leather. The new scent will be released by the end of the year in Europe, with worldwide distribution planned for 2013.
When it comes to store windows, New York department stores do it best. Indeed, there's nothing quite like the spectacles that draw crowds from around the world at Christmas time, where shop merchandise has fused seamlessly with artistic installations and decorations to created something truly spectacular. To celebrate, publisher Assouline has produced a hardcover tome presenting never before seen images of the iconic Bergdorf Goodman windows, Windows at Bergdorf Goodman, that comes in a luxury slipcase. For lovers of art, fashion and whimsical fantasy, the book, to be released at the end of the year, contains an introduction by Linda Fargo.
Edited by Patrick Weyland-Smith.