Moschino confirmed the shocking news of the death of their new creative director, Davide Renne. The designer, who had just started his work with the Italian brand a few days ago, was only 46 years old.
"There are no words to describe the pain we are experiencing at this dramatic time," said Massimo Ferretti, chairman of Moschino’s parent company Aeffe SpA. "Davide joined us only a few days ago, when a sudden illness took him from us too soon. We still can’t believe what happened."
Ferretti praised Renne's contribution to the brand and how quickly he earned the respect of his new team, with whom he had only started working on November 1. "With Davide, we were working on an ambitious project, in an atmosphere of enthusiasm and optimism for the future. Even though he was only with us for a very short time, Davide was able to immediately make himself loved and respected. Today we are left with the responsibility of carrying on what his imagination and creativity had only envisioned. Our deepest sympathies go to his family and friends."
Renne’s fashion trajectory began at the Università degli Studi di Firenze where he studied fashion and costume design from 1996 to 1999. During the same period, he attended art and design school Polimoda, also in Florence. After graduation, he started his career at the brand Alessandro Dell'Acqua as a senior designer. In 2004, he joined Gucci. He has been at the helm of Gucci’s creative direction since then as head designer of womenswear.
Source: Harpers Bazaar