DAVID RENNE HAS TRAGICALLY PASSED AWAY
David Renne, Moschino’s newly appointed creative director, has died. The 46-year-old Tuscan designer, who was announced as Jeremy Scott’s successor at the Italian house on October 16, is reported to have tragically passed away today, November 10.
Before joining Moschino, where he officially took on the role on Nov 1, Renne had spent 20 years working at Gucci. There, he rose through the ranks to become Gucci’s head designer of womenswear and Alessandro Michele’s right hand when the latter headed the house.
Upon his appointment as Moschino’s creative director, Renne said: “Franco Moschino had a nickname for his design studio: la sala giochi – the playroom. This resonates deeply with me: what fashion – Italian fashion especially, and the House of Moschino most of all, can achieve with its enormous power, should be accomplished with a sense of play, of joy. A sense of discovery, and experimentation.” He was due to make his debut for Moschino this coming February during Milan Fashion Week.
“There are no words to describe the pain we are experiencing at this dramatic time. 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. 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,” says Massimo Ferretti, chairman of Aeffe SpA, which owns Moschino.
We at 10 are deeply shocked and saddened to hear the news of Renne’s passing. Our thoughts go out to his friends, family, loved ones and all those who were impacted by his generosity and kindness. May he rest in peace.
Portrait by Alessio Bolzoni.