A sudden illness took the life of the Moschino Creative Director, who was only nine days into his new role.
In a singular lesson that no day should be taken for granted, Davide Renne — who was just appointed to the Creative Director position at Moschino, replacing Jeremy Scott — has passed away from a sudden illness after serving only nine days in the role. Prior to his assumption at the helm of Moschino, Renne shared a beautiful outlook on the brand, saying, “Franco Moschino had a nickname for his design studio: la sala giochi, the playroom.” He concluded, “Thank you Mr. Ferretti and thank you House of Moschino for giving me the keys to your playroom. I can’t wait to begin — we’ll have fun. Together.” While he scarcely had time to execute his vision, his loss is still deeply felt. Renne comes from a long pedigree in the fashion industry, having 19 years of experience at Gucci, and was beloved by the fashion community. His celebrated career saw him rise to the Head of Womenswear at Gucci, and close friends assumed it was only a matter of time before he was given the helm of a major fashion brand.
His appointment came with great faith from the Moschino brand, and after his unexpected passing Massimo Ferretti, Executive Chairman of Aeffe, Moschino’s owner, said, “Even though he was only with us for a very short time, Davide was able to immediately make himself loved and respected… Our deepest sympathies go to his family and friends.”