The designer joined the men’s tailoring brand as a creative consultant in March 2014 and developed four collections for Canali.
“The decision to part ways is a reciprocal one and coincides with the natural expiration of the agreement between Canali and Andrea. Both parties agree that this is an ideal moment to complete the collaboration, which has come full circle over the course of nearly two years and four collections,” the company exclusively told WWD on Wednesday. “Each season Andrea presented a different perspective on the Canali man, whose aesthetic is in continuous evolution, keeping in line with the company’s constant pursuit of innovation and contemporary elegance.”
During his tenure, Pompilio refreshed the image of the brand via collections where Canali’s signature sartorial look was updated with a more contemporary attitude, high-tech fabrics and pops of bold colors.
According to Canali, an in-house design team is working on the spring 2017 collection, which will be unveiled with a runway show in June during Milan Fashion Week.
Pompilio is the owner and creative director of his namesake men’s wear label, which made its official debut at Pitti Uomo in June 2013.
His exit from Canali is the latest change at a leading Italian men’s wear brand. Earlier this year, Stefano Pilati departed from Ermenegildo Zegna, and has been succeeded by Alessandro Sartori. Brendan Mullane exited Brioni and was replaced by former mytheresa.com women’s wear buying director Justin O’Shea.