Nicola Brognano Exits Blumarine

Another Creative Director has fallen. It has been announced that Italian designer Nicola Brognano will end his four-year stint at buzzy Y2K label Blumarine.

Brognano is responsible for Blumarine’s current status, seeing rebellious fashion lovers far and wide gravitate toward its sensual identity. He brought ’90s uniforms back from the dead, creating eye-catching runways attended by thousands.

The designer was appointed Creative Director in 2019 by Blumarine’s parent company founder (EIH Eccellenze Italiane), Marco Marchi. He selected Brognano to revamp the brand, amassing significant success amongst the Millennial and Gen-Z generations.

In a statement released this morning, Marchi said:

“We are very happy with the work Nicola Brognano has done so far. Nicola has successfully interpreted Blumarine’s DNA, presenting it in an original and contemporary key and thus reviving sector and customer interest in the brand. I offer Nicola warm thanks for the high levels of professionalism he has demonstrated in the four years of this fruitful collaboration.”

“Working as Blumarine’s Creative Director, a brand I have always followed with keen interest, has been profoundly enriching on a professional, creative, and personal level. Shining the spotlight once again on the brand has been a unique and thrilling experience. I would like to thank Marco Marchi for this opportunity and my team for the extraordinary work we have done together,” Brognano concludes.

Brognano’s exit comes as several Creative Directors have entered and departed their roles in 2023. Most recently, Jeremy Scott ended his ten-year tenure at Moschino and will be replaced by Davide Renne. Alexander McQueen‘s Sarah Burton bid farewell to the brand at Paris Fashion Week after 26 years before announcing that Seán McGirr will take her place.

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