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, whilst Arafa for Investments and Consultancies (Arafa Holdin- AIVC), a public company based in Egypt, holds the remaining share.
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.
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.