I learned that you have to push away the demand of people's expectations by believing in your instincts.

Stefano Pilati

Italian designer Stefano Pilati is best known for helming the famed fashion house Yves Saint Laurent. But his path to creative success wasn’t straightforward: Pilati studied as a land surveyor before he decided to pursue fashion, and worked his way up through apprenticeships and manufacturing jobs. After leading several established brands, including YSL, Pilati finally launched his own fashion line in 2017. His steady commitment to his dreams, regardless of other people’s opinions, encourages us to follow our intuition. When we drop in and listen, the path ahead gets clearer.