Davide Renne, the Italian designer and former head of girls’s put on at Gucci, died 9 days after changing into the artistic director of Moschino. He was 46.
His loss of life in Milan on Nov. 10 was confirmed by Aeffe, the mother or father group of Moschino, on Friday. A trigger was not disclosed, although a statement revealed through e mail and on social media channels referred to “a sudden sickness.”
“There are not any phrases to explain the ache we’re experiencing at this dramatic time,” the assertion, from Massimo Ferretti, the Aeffe chairman, stated. “At the moment, we’re left with the accountability of carrying on what his creativeness and creativity solely envisioned.”
Mr. Renne, who had been at Gucci for 20 years earlier than the announcement final month of his new function at Moschino, had been engaged on a debut assortment that might have been proven at Milan Trend Week in February. A well-loved determine in Italian vogue and right-hand man to the previous Gucci designer Alessandro Michele, he had spoken of his pleasure at being employed for a “dream function” on the high of one of many best-known names in Italian vogue. He succeeded the American designer Jeremy Scott, who left the brand last March.
The model was based in 1983 by Franco Moschino, who was recognized for each his quirky and tongue-in-cheek humorousness and his revolutionary method to design. It’s a legacy that has been continued by his successors — and one which Mr. Renne had appeared eager to discover.
“Franco Moschino had a nickname for his design studio: la sala giochi — the playroom,” Mr. Renne stated on the time of his appointment. “This resonates deeply with me: What vogue — Italian vogue particularly, and the home of Moschino most of all — can obtain with its huge energy ought to be completed with a way of play, of pleasure. Thanks for giving me the keys to the playroom. I can’t wait to start.”