Fashion entrepreneur Tamara Mellon has stepped down from Jimmy Choo, the shoe and accessories brand she founded 15 years ago, following the companys acquisition by luxury goods group Labelux.
Mellon, who held the title of Chief Creative Officer but no longer owned a stake in the company, will leave Jimmy Choo at the end of November. Chief Executive Joshua Shulman will follow her out of office in early 2012.
A statement from Labelux said that Mellon and Shulman were leaving to pursue independent careers.
Jimmy Choo is an outstanding brand with enormous growth potential and the ability to deliver material growth synergies across our group, Labelux Chief Executive Officer Reinhard Mieck said. Tamara and Josh created a world-class, customer-oriented business with great creative and executive depth and leave it strongly positioned to capitalise on the opportunities within Labelux. With a successful transition behind them, we respect their wish to move on to other challenges whilst being proud supporters of Jimmy Choos continuing success.
Creative Directors Sandra Choi and Simon Holloway will carry on the design direction for the brand, the statement said. Choi has been wit