Vogue Hommes International editor Francesco Cominelli found dead in his apartment last week

Vogue Hommes International editor Francesco Cominelli found dead in his apartment last week

One of many online memorials (screenshop from The Fashion Spot) 

Vogues Hommes International editor Francesco Cominelli was found dead in his Paris apartment this past Friday, and it’s being reported that he died of natural causes—the coroner has already ruled out the use of illicit substances.

Cominelli, a fixture on style blogs, was known for his eye for good design, which he began exploring early in life: Cominelli studied graphic design in high school and photography at Milan’s European Institute of Design, and interned at V Magazine in New York and Vogue Hommes International in Paris (he became the editor of Vogue Hommes International in 2009). Close friend and Toronto-born street style blogger Tommy Ton described Cominelli in a GQ feature last fall, saying,  “Francesco has a way of wearing clothes in such a way that they become completely unidentifiable on him. You wouldn’t know whether he’s wearing Kenzo or Zegna or a market find; that’s a gift of Francesco’s styling abilities. He has fun layering and mixing patterns, textures and colors, and it’s refreshingly young and sartorially playful at the same time.” Today, we’ll be tying a black bandana around one ankle, because Pitti Uomo just lost one of its prettiest faces much too soon (he died in his mid-20s).