History. A new era
History. A new era
THE SPIRIT AND SKILLS OF THE PAST, THE STYLE AND SCIENCE OF NOW
Steeped in history and tradition, Forall Confezioni Spa was founded in 1970 in the Vicenza province by Gianfranco Barizza and Aronne Miola, two Italian entrepreneurs operating in the textile and clothing industry. Their shrewd business acumen introduced the idea of “democratic tailoring” with Forall meaning For All.
In 1980, they launched the high-end Pal Zileri men’s label, which still today perfectly embodies its founding principles with collections that blend tailoring excellence with a strong contemporary creativity, ultimately forging an exclusive vision and attitude in the men’s wear industry.
Once again a blend of past and future characterizes a new era for Pal Zileri, started in 2014 when Mayhoola Group of Qatar acquired a stake in the company. Further sealing its commitment to the label, in 2016, Mayhoola bought the remaining stake in Forall Confezioni SpA, gaining full control of the company.
In line with Mayhoola's deep commitment and far-sighted focus, Pal Zileri aims at broadening its horizons, consolidating its global presence and expanding its retail network worldwide.
In October 2016, Giovanni Mannucci was named Chief Executive Officer with the aim to steer Pal Zileri into this new stage of development and growth. Further marking this new course is the appointment of Rocco Iannone as the new Creative Director of Pal Zileri and LAB Pal Zileri in July 2017.
Loyal to its cultural roots combined with an innovative vision, Pal Zileri continues full-steam ahead in its unique and fascinating journey.
Still today, each garment is produced in Italy, either locally in the Quinto Vicentino plant, or by a network of Italian craftsmen selected for their experience and savoire-faire.
A longstanding choice that has created a constant dialogue between experience and innovation, creativity and vision, present and future. A commitment to turn ideas into results, dreams into clothes.
Each garment is brought to life according to labor-intensive techniques defined by the highest principles of Italian tailoring and know-how - typically, a jacket requires an average of 180 manufacturing steps. Up to 1000 fabrics are employed for each collection, largely developed exclusively for Pal Zileri by renowned mills.