On November 10, it was reported that Davide Renne, the new creative director of Moschino, had passed away. He was 46 years old. The brand’s official statement reported that the cause of death was sudden, but according to related sources, he apparently died of a heart attack.
Renne was recently appointed as the new creative director of Moschino on October 16. His first collection for Moschino was supposed to be presented at Milan Fashion Week 2024 Fall/Winter next February.
Aeffe’s chairman Massimo Ferretti said, “There are no words to describe the pain we are experiencing at this dramatic time.”
Renne was a fashion designer from Tuscany, Italy, born in 1977. After graduating from the prestigious Polimoda fashion school in Florence, he spent four years working for Alessandro Dell’Acqua, founder of No. 21, and later for Alessandro Michele and Frida Giannini. Until his new position at Moschino was announced, he had been with Gucci for 20 years, leading the team as head designer of womenswear. He was also the trusted right-hand man of former Gucci designer Alessandro Michele.
When Renne was appointed Creative Director of Moschino, he spoke excitedly about how happy he was. “Franco Moschino had a nickname for his design studio: la sala giochi — the playroom,” “Thank you for giving me the keys to the playroom. I can’t wait to begin.”
This tragic news, delivered just at that moment, shocked the industry, and many people expressed their deep sadness and condolences to Renne.