News of the passing away of  David Renne shoke the Milan fashion scene last Friday. The cause of death is not known yet, but Moschino’s parent company Aeffe said it was a sudden illness.

His first steps in fashion were at Alessandro Dell’Acqua, whom Renne described as his “first teacher and mentor in fashion,” before moving on to Gucci. Renne worked at Gucci for nearly 20 years, and later started work at Moschino on November 1st . It is sad to know that his first collection was to debut for fall 2024 in February during Milan Fashion Week, succeeding Jeremy Scott, who exited the brand last March after a 10-year tenure.

“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,” said Massimo Ferretti in a statement posted on Instagram.

Several influential figures in the fashion industry have taken to social media to pay their respects, with many leaving comments on Renne’s Instagram posts.

Harris Reed, the creative director of Nina Ricci, described Renne as “a true angel”, while model and singer Karen Elson wrote: “My heart breaks. Sweet Davide rest in peace.” Renne’s mentor, Dell’Acqua, posted on Instagram: “Farewell Davide!! You will always be in my heart.”

Davide Renne was born in Follonica, Tuscany in July 1977. He studied at both the University of Florence and Polimoda fashion school, and began his career working with Italian fashion designer and mentor Alessandro Dell’Acqua, before heading to Gucci in 2004.

Rest in Peace Davide!!!

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