Miss Sixty Designer Wichy Hassan Has Died

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MILAN, ITALY - SEPTEMBER 23: Designer Wichy Hassan attends the Triumph Inspiration Awards 2009 as part of Milan Womenswear Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2010 at the Triennale di Milano on September 23, 2009 in Milan, Italy. (Photo by Vittorio Zunino Celotto/Getty Images) Photo: Vittorio Zunino Celotto/Getty Images

Wichy Hassan, the co-founder and creative director of Milan-based label Miss Sixty, died today of cancer. He was 56 years old. Just hours before his death, it was announced that the label was entering into a new production and distribution partnership with Chinese manufacturer Trendiano Co., so it would appear that its future is sound.