Pal Zileri

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Pal Zileri
Industry Luxury goods, Fashion
Founded 1980
Founder Gianfranco Barizza, Aronne Miola
Headquarters Via Morimondo 2/3 Milan, Italy
Number of locations
32 flagships stores, 500 multibrand shops worldwide. 3 showrooms
Area served
Key people
Mauro Ravizza Krieger, Paolo Roviera
Products Men apparel, accessories, footwear
Number of employees

Pal Zileri is an Italian brand specialized in both formal and casual menswear. Founded in 1980 by Gianfranco Barizza and Aronne Miola, two Italian businessmen in the clothing and textile industry. Pal Zileri is part of Forall Confezioni Spa and is sold in more than 500 shops over the world. Mauro Ravizza Krieger is the new Creative Director who presented the first collection in January 2015 during the Milano Moda Uomo.



In 1970, Gianfranco Barizza and Aronne Miola, two Italian businessmen in textile and clothing industry founded Forall Confezioni SpA, a company dedicated to traditional menswear tailoring. Since 2014, a majority share in the company has been held by Mayhoola for Investments, a Qatar-based private company,[1] whilst Arafa for Investments and Consultancies (Arafa Holdin- AIVC), a public company based in Egypt, holds the remaining share.

From the 80s : a new signature label[edit]

In the 80s, the partners decided to create Pal Zileri brand to firm their identity and positioning based on Italian savoir-faire and artisanal knowledge. Pal Zileri evokes the name of "Palazzo Zileri" an ancient building in the historic centre of Vicenza. From the 80s to 90s, the company's expansion reached over 70 countries throughout Europe, America and Asia. Pal Zileri worked with some of Italian designer labels to produce and distribute their menswear lines. Turnover for the decade reached 67 million Euros of which 19 million Euros represent foreign business. In 2014, Mayhoola for Investments, a Qatar-based private company who also acquired Valentino in July 2012, acquired the majority stake of the company.

As of 2015: Avant-Craft a new brand concept[edit]

Mauro Ravizza Krieger, the new Creative Director who started working for Pal Zileri with the AI15 collection

In January 2015, at the Milan Fashion Week, Pal Zileri launched its Avant-Craft concept. This new concept is embodied by Mauro Ravizza Krieger Creative Director who started working for Pal Zileri with the AI15 collection. Today Pal Zileri is a formal and casual menswear line and offers a bespoke service; Lab Pal Zileri is a younger and more accessible menswear line. Pal Zileri pursues its craftsmanship combined with advanced technology as over 180 steps are necessary to make a classic suit. For this fall, PalZileri renews the brand through its collection, show-rooms, stores and website. In June 2015 Pal Zileri held its first runway show at Milano Moda Uomo.


Morgan Watkins[edit]

The British actor Morgan Watkins is starring the AW15 print and digital campaigns shot by Steven Pan.[2] A Royal Academy of Dramatic Art graduate, Watkins gained attention in last year mainstream box-office Kingsman : the Secret Service and small films Dexter Fletcher's Wild Bill, James Marsh's Shadow Dancer, Alan Rickman's A Little Chaos. This October, he appears alongside Meryl Streep, Carey Mulligan and Helena Bonham Carter in Suffragette, a drama set amidst the battle for women's voting rights in early 20th century England, and the first film to be shot on location at the UK Houses of Parliament. The "Morgan Watkins Is Momentum," advertising film was realized by director Axel Filip Lindahl.


CEO Paolo Roviera[edit]

Paolo Roviera was previously Ermenegildo Zegna and joined Pal Zileri in June 2014 to relaunch the brand across its international markets.[3]

Creative director Mauro Ravizza Krieger[edit]

The Avant-craft concept is embodied by Mauro Ravizza Krieger Creative Director who started his collaboration with Pal Zileri AW15collection. He is also consulting for Loro Piana, Herno, Allegri and Caruso.[4]

Major Products[edit]

Made in Italy[edit]

A modern approach to fabrics that coexists with a respect for a sartorial style

Each Pal Zileri piece is made in Quinto Vicentino workshops or by the brand's network of selected Italian craftsmen. Pal Zileri line is designed for men and balances between Italian design tradition and innovation in terms of cut, design and materials. The collection is composed of urban menswear, eveningwear and sportswear: suits, jackets, raincoats, overcoats, bomber jackets, pea jackets, slim fit pants, jacquard or printed shirts, leather clothing and goods (bags, backpacks, belts, etc.) and shoes. Accessories like scarves are designed to match with their texture and colour.

Made to measure is a service tailor-made that mixes the handcraft tradition and advanced technology. Only the finest materials are used.

Other collections[edit]

Lab Pal Zileri collection is a more accessible line of casual menswear with uncluttered cut, technique and innovative fabrics.

Principal stores[edit]

An international cover[edit]

The reimagined HQ and showroom in Milan, via Morimondo 2/3

Pal Zileri has 32 flagship stores and 500 multibrand shops worldwide. Pal Zileri main boutiques are in Milan, London, cultural capital of Paris, Venice, Rome, Madrid, Moscow, Beirut, Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Las Vegas. The multibrand shops are all over the world: Europe, USA, Middle East, Libano, Russia, Canada, Mexico, Korea, Asia. Pal Zileri can counts on 3 showrooms: Milan, Quinto Vicentino and New York.

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