MILAN — Marco De Vincenzo has appointed Renato Munafò chief executive officer. Munafò succeeds Giuseppe Grillo, who remains president of the company.
Munafò hails from LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton, including a position in the commercial division of Fendi.
With the appointment, the Italian designer aims to strengthen the presence of his namesake label globally. “The brand is quickly growing,” De Vincenzo said. “I am certain that with Renato [Munafò], we will accomplish our goals.”
De Vincenzo developed strong skills in working materials at Fendi, where in 2000 he began helping Silvia Venturini Fendi design the brand’s accessories collections. De Vincenzo continues to hold the role of leather goods head designer at the Rome-based fashion house.
De Vincenzo debuted at Milan Fashion Week in September 2009 and later won Vogue Italia’s “Who Is on Next?” competition.
Since then, he has gained a reputation for his sophisticated style, combining a classic, sporty allure with intense fabric research and optical effects. This led LVMH to form a joint venture with the designer in 2014, which further developed the ready-to-wear label.
Today, the Marco De Vincenzo brand is distributed in over 80 doors worldwide.