This Thursday, Ferragamo announced that its creative director Massimiliano Giornetti was leaving the house.
The designer, who worked for the Italian brand for 16 years; he joined Ferragamo’s menswear team in 2000 and took control of both men’s and women’s design in 2011, is the latest in a number of high profile departures these past few months.
Giornetti who brought a unique and playful use of colour and pattern within his collections, showcased his most recent and last Spring and Fall 2016 collections which was wholly inspired by a pair of paint-splattered Ferragamo oxfords once owned by Andy Warhol.
“We will take this opportunity to revisit our creative approach,” said Group CEO Michele Norsa in a statement. “Over time, the company has nurtured and sponsored many young designers and is fortunate to be able to count on an excellent in-house team.”
With various other Milanese brands such as Berluti, Brioni and Zegna parting ways with their leading designers, this latest move begs us to ask the question, who’s next?