On Tuesday at 10:45 am, a solemn farewell will take place at the Monza Cathedral to honor the life of Eugenio Canali, a luminary in the world of Italian luxury fashion. Mr. Canali, who held the esteemed position of honorary chairman within the renowned Canali enterprise, peacefully passed away on August 25, as confirmed by the Italian press during the past weekend.
Eugenio Canali, an integral part of the second generation of the Canali dynasty, joined forces with his brothers Genesio and Giuseppe to carry forward the legacy of a company originally founded in 1934 in Triuggio by Giacomo and Giovanni Canali. His leadership, especially during the transformative 1960s, played a pivotal role in the industrial site development within Lombardy’s Brianza region.
Now, the baton is passed to the capable hands of the third generation, led by CEO Stefano Canali, supported by siblings Marco, Paolo, Maria Grazia, and Elisabetta.
The Canali company paid tribute to Eugenio Canali, stating, «It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of our honorary chairman, Eugenio Canali. We bid farewell to an extraordinary father, man, and entrepreneur. His profound impact on the world of men’s fashion, coupled with his tireless commitment to the ‘Made in Italy’ ethos, will linger in memory far beyond the confines of the company he transformed into a symbol of Italian sartorial excellence worldwide. His visionary leadership, wisdom, and above all, his ethics, will continue to inspire the third generation at the helm of the enterprise. He will be forever missed, yet never forgotten.»