Renne's death due to a "sudden illness" was announced on Friday just nine days after he stepped into his new role as Moschino's Creative Director
Italian fashion designer Davide Renne. He was 46.
On Friday Nov. 10, Massimo Ferretti, the chairman of Moschino’s parent company Aeffe, released a statement on the label’s Instagram announcing the news of Renne's death, which comes nine days after he officially stepped into his role as Moschino’s new creative director.
"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,” Ferretti wrote.
He continued: “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.”
It was only on Nov. 1 when Renne began his new position, succeeding Jeremy Scott who was at the helm of Moschino for a decade.
Renne was previously the head of womenswear at Gucci and worked closely with the house’s former creative director Alessandro Michele, per The New York Times. His debut show under his Moschino appointment was to come this upcoming February during Milan Fashion Week.
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Created in 1983 in Milan by Franco Moschino, the namesake brand has always pushed boundaries, bringing to the scene a refreshing interpretation of society and culture and challenging conventionality though high-low fashion. Celebrities such as Katy Perry, Madonna, Lady Gaga and Miley Cyrus have been frequent wearers of the brand’s eccentric, playful and avante-garde clothing.
According to CNN, Renne's first collection with Moschino was slated to show at Milan Fashion Week in February next year.
“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,” Renne shared in a statement last month when his appointment was announced.
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