Moschino appoints Adrian Appiolaza as New Creative Director

Moschino appoints Adrian Appiolaza as New Creative Director

Italian luxury fashion house Moschino has announced designer Adrian Appiolaza as its New Creative Director after the sudden death of Davide Renne in November last year.

In his new role, the 51 year old Argentinian will oversee the women’s, men’s and accessories collections of the maison, and will report to Massimo Ferretti, chairman of Moschino’s parent company, Aeffe S.p.A.

Born in Buenos Aires in 1972, Appiolaza worked as a junior designer for Alexander McQueen and Miguel Adrover before being recruited by Clare Waight Keller at Chloe after she saw his graduate collection in 2002. Early in his career he also worked for Miu Miu, and Marc Jacobs during the designer’s tenure at Louis Vuitton. His last position was at Loewe as creative director of ready-to-wear for ten years.

‘Adrian brings with him a unique wealth of experience, creativity, and knowledge of the history of fashion that will be instrumental to write a wonderful new chapter in the adventure of the brand founded by Franco Moschino,’ Massimo Ferretti, executive chairman of Moschino’s owner Aeffe Group, said in a statement.

‘I am deeply grateful to Massimo Ferretti for allowing me to access the world of Moschino as well as entry into a house whose walls exude a history that I am eager to hear. I am ready to transport the maison into a new chapter, with a theatrical touch, in the pure style of Moschino,’ Appiolaza added.

Appiolaza’s first collection for Moschino will debut during the women’s fall season of Milan Fashion Week on Feb. 22 at the Museo Della Permanente.

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