Patrizio Di Marco, the CEO of Gucci, will step down on January 1, whilst creative director Frida Giannini will leave the brand after Milan Fashion Week at the end of February. The married pair’s departure comes as quite a shock, as the two have had a long-stretching time with Gucci and have been through every success since 2006.
The brand had only praise for their long-term Creative Director who has pioneered the way for modernising the luxury Italian brand. “Giannini has also been instrumental in repositioning the universe of Gucci beyond design, developing the architectural and interior environments for Gucci’s store concept and conceiving the Gucci Museo in Florence“. Marco Bizzari, head of Kering Group’s luxury couture and leather-goods, is set to take over from Di Marco, whilst Giannini’s replacement is yet to be confirmed.