Just ten days after assuming his position, the new artistic director of the Italian luxury brand Moschino, David Rehn, died on Friday at the age of 46, the fashion house announced.
The Tuscan-born designer, who had twenty years of experience designing women’s collections at Gucci before joining Moschino, died in Milan after a “sudden illness,” Moschino said in a statement.
Ren, who began overseeing Moschino’s women’s and men’s collections and accessories on November 1, was scheduled to present his first collection for the house at Milan Fashion Week in February.
“There are no words to describe our pain,” said Massimo Ferretti, president of Gruppo Aeffe, Moschino’s parent company.
He said in a statement: “We were working with Davide on an ambitious project, in an atmosphere of enthusiasm and optimism for the future.”
“Although he stayed with us for a very short time, Davide immediately managed to make himself loved and respected. “Today, it is our responsibility to follow what his imagination and creativity have conceived,” he added.
Ren was appointed in October to replace American designer Jeremy Scott, who resigned earlier in the year after a decade as the brand’s artistic director.
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