Giacomo Luigi Pilato was born in Milan in 1985. He graduated from the scientific high school laying very strong foundations in scientific and analytical skills. He subsequently got a Bachelor degree in Systems Engineering at the Department of Management Engineering of the Politecnico University in Milan.
Pilato specialised in Fashion with the Master in Brand, Fashion Design and Product Direction at the Milan Fashion Institute created by the University consortium between Bocconi University, Politecnico of Milan and Catholic University of the Sacred Heart of Jesus.
He graduated cum laude and immediately started his professional career in a series of companies focusing on the production of fabrics and materials for luxury goods.
Pilato landed his first important role in 2009 at Vivienne Westwood where he stayed for five years overseeing product merchandising in Menswear, Womenswear and coordinating the Accessories collections.
He was offered the position of Senior Merchandise & Brand Manager at Neil Barrett in 2014 specialising in Menswear.
Giacomo founded his consulting and brand development agency 72mode in 2018 in Milan, enhancing his professional network and establishing collaborative relationships with fashion professionals and the world of production.
In 2019 he started working for the N.G.G. streetwear sportswear brands managing all the Menswear & Accessories collections.
While pursuing his personal projects Pilato has also been teaching in various Fashion Institutes, including the Accademia del Lusso and the Milan Fashion Institute lecturing and organising workshops in Fashion Merchandising.
Teaching is an activity he particularly enjoys because it gives him the opportunity to share his own skills and experiences with those who will be the fashion professionals of the future giving him a great satisfaction and a strong sense of responsibility in return.