Salvatore Ferragamo Bids Adieu to Creative Director

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?