Italian fashion designer and Moschino creative director Davide Renne has died at the age of 46, just nine days into his new role at the fashion company.
On November 10, Massimo Ferretti, the chairman of Moschino’s parent company Aeffe, shared a statement announcing Renne’s death.
“There are no words to describe the pain we are experiencing at this dramatic time,” the chairman wrote.
“Davide only joined us a few days ago, when a sudden illness took him from us too soon. We still can’t believe what happened,” Ferretti continued.
According to CNNRenne’s first collaboration with the iconic Italian designer was set to debut during Milan Fashion Week in February.
“With Davide we worked on an ambitious project, in an atmosphere of enthusiasm and optimism for the future. Even though he was with us for a very short time, Davide could immediately feel loved and respected. Today we are He is left with the responsibility to to follow through on what his imagination and creativity only envisioned. Our deepest condolences go out to his family and friends,” the statement concluded.
Renne’s own family also confirmed the designer’s death in a statement posted to Instagram on Saturday.
“It is with a heart full of sadness that the family announces the sudden loss of Davide,” they wrote.
The family also shared information about visiting hours for all his friends and loved ones to see him before he was laid to rest.
Renne took over the position of creative director on November 1 pastor Jeremy Scott. Scott worked at Moschino for ten years.
Last month, the designer shared in a statement his enthusiasm to start the fashion house.
“What fashion – especially Italian fashion, and the House of Moschino especially – can achieve with its enormous power, must be achieved with a sense of play, of joy. A feeling of discovery and experiment,” Renne recently said in a statement. month in which his appointment was announced.
Prior to his role at Moschino, Renne served as head of womenswear at Gucci, working closely with former creative director Alessandro Michele. The New York Times.
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