MILAN, Jul 9, 2012/ — In an anticipated announcement, Italian fashion house Brioni confirmed today that Brendan Mullane is the new Creative Director of the House, assuming full responsibility of the creation and development of the whole Brioni product portfolio.
Commenting on his new role, British-born Brendan Mullane quoted, “I’m very glad and honoured to join such a prestigious house as Brioni, whose quintessential Italian timeless elegance has gained worldwide recognition in menswear. I’m looking forward to work with Brioni’s sartorial artisans to continue developing the brand while staying true to its roots.”
A graduate of Kingston University where he obtained a BA in Fashion and at the Kingsway College of London, where he gained a BTEC Diploma in Art & Design, Mr. Mullane was was recently Senior Head Menswear Designer at Givenchy, where he was responsible for research, design and development of menswear collections.
At Givenchy, he directly worked with the artistic director on fashion show collections and was also responsible for pre-collections and Asian market collections. Prior to this, he held various positions in menswear design at Hermès, Louis Vuitton, Burberry and Alexander McQueen.
Naming Brendan Mullane as Creative Director is the first major change that PPR, a worldwide leading Luxury and Sport & Lifestyle group brought to the fashion since its acquisition earlier this year.
Commenting on this change, Brioni CEO Francesco Pesci said, “Brendan has a sharp understanding of the brand, extensive experience in menswear design and a great creative talent across several categories. He also brings with him an understanding of the spirit of Brioni in this new phase of creation.”
Founded in Rome in 1945, Brioni immediately developed strong international appeal. In 2007 and 2011, Brioni was named the most prestigious men’s fashion brand in the United States, according to an independent survey conducted by the Luxury Institute of New York. It continues to guarantee excellence in tailoring that makes its wearers ‘one of a kind’.
Since 2012 Brioni is part of PPR, a worldwide leading Luxury and Sport & Lifestyle group. Currently, the company is managed by CEO Francesco Pesci.