MILAN — Brioni and its creative director Nina-Maria Nitsche have parted ways.
The men’s luxury company sent a brief statement on Friday announcing the exit of Nitsche, who presented her latest collection for the brand in June in Paris. A successor hasn’t been named yet.
Nitsche joined Brioni in June 2017, succeeding former creative director Justin O’Shea, a women’s retail executive who had no design experience, who left the company in October 2016. Previously, British designer Brendan Mullane held the role of Brioni creative director from July 2012 to February 2016.
A Maison Martin Margela veteran, Nitsche joined the French company in 1989 and, after Margiela’s resignation in 2009, took over the creative direction of the brand. She joined Vetements in September 2016 but left when the company relocated to Zurich from Paris in 2017.