Add another fashion house to the growing list of those changing designers: Massimiliano Giornetti is leaving Salvatore Ferragamo.
The group’s in-house team is expected to continue designing the brand. The disclosure was made today after the close of trading in Milan, where the company is publicly listed.
Giornetti joined the Florence, Italy-based firm in 2000 to head up the design and development of the brand’s menswear. After a women’s collection for fall 2010, he was promoted to overall creative director of the brand in 2011.
He started his career in women’s wear with the Rome-based haute couture designer Anton Giulio Grande. He is a graduate of Florence’s Polimoda fashion school and took classes at London’s College of Fashion. Before Giornetti’s promotion to creative director, Ferragamo had gone through a few women’s wear designers — Cristina Ortiz, Graeme Black and Nathalie Gervais.