Remembering Davide Renne
News of the untimely death of Moschino’s newly appointed creative director, Davide Renne, who succumbed to a sudden illness on Friday, November 10th, plunged the fashion world into sorrow. Renne had recently taken over the reins from Jeremy Scott on November 1, bringing with him a wealth of experience gained over two decades at Gucci, where he held the prestigious position of head of womenswear design.
Aeffe, the parent company of Moschino, released a statement expressing the profound grief felt by the entire fashion house. Massimo Ferretti, the chairman of Aeffe, struggled to find words adequate to capture the pain they were experiencing. Despite Renne’s brief tenure, he managed to endear himself to the Moschino family, earning both love and respect.
“Today we are left with the responsibility of carrying on what his imagination and creativity had only envisioned,” the statement continued, highlighting the void left by Renne’s passing and the challenge of upholding his artistic legacy.
Former creative director of Gucci, Alessandro Michele, expressed his sadness over Renne’s death. In a heartfelt message translated from Italian to English, Michele referred to Renne as a “sweet friend” and an “inseparable brother.” Michele reminisced about their extraordinary journey together, filled with laughter, joy, and the pursuit of dreams. The message painted a picture of a deep, personal connection and a shared history.
Michele’s poignant words reflected the profound impact Renne had not only on the fashion industry but on the lives of those who had the privilege of knowing him intimately. Even so, the mention of an “irreplaceable part of a little tight-knit family” underscored the closeness and camaraderie that existed among Renne, Michele, and their shared circle.
As the fashion world mourns the loss of a creative talent, the legacy of Davide Renne will undoubtedly live on through the designs and inspirations he left behind. Moschino faces the challenging task of moving forward without its visionary leader, but the indelible mark left by Renne’s creativity will continue to shape the brand’s identity for years to come.
Featured Photo by Alessio Bolzoni.