Rugerri, who has served as design director for the brand since 2013, developed the company’s shoe collections and also oversaw the expansion of Sergio Rossi’s men’s division. His latest collection, presented in February, took inspiration from 1920’s-era silhouettes like ankle-strap d’Orsay pumps and platform sandals with sequins.
Sergio Rossi did not provide any details as to why Ruggeri has left the company, or how they plan to proceed going forward. The company expressed only their “sincere gratitude” to the designer in a statement.
The luxury brand, which has over 80 stores across the globe, was recently acquired by European investment company Investindustrial, who took control of Sergio Rossi from Kering.