The Zegna Group has named Stefano Pilati as Creative Director of Agnona, a woman's luxury brand that was founded in 1953 and is part of the Ermenegildo Zegna Group. Pilati, who has served as creative director at Yves Saint Laurent since 2004, will also take on the role of Head of Design for Ermenegildo Zegna and will be responsible for the brand's fashion shows and couture collection. He will begin his duties on January 1, 2013.

Ermenegildo Zegna, CEO of the Zegna Group, commented: "I'm honored to welcome Stefano to the team because of his great talent, immeasurable experience and the extraordinary enthusiasm he brings with him to our group. We have ambitious plans for Agnona and I am convinced that under his creative guide we will be able to develop this small jewel into a global brand."

Referring to Pilati's involvement with the Zegna brand, Zegna added, "We've been developing the brand with a focus on fashion for a while. Thanks to Stefano, we will manage to continue our tailor-made tradition while employing innovative materials according to our new vision of menswear fashion."