After hiring Giles Deacon in May last year, the French fashion house owned by Asim Abdullah has just announced in a brief statement that it has ended its collaboration with the designer. Despite his departure, Ungaro’s catwalk show at Paris Fashion Week still tooks place on October 3, although Deacon will apparently not be seen taking a bow at the end.
Jeffry Aronsson, Ungaro’s new CEO who has been on the job for just a few months, will now be on the search for a new creative director. When he arrived at the fashion house last year, Deacon was put in charge of both the men’s and the women’s collections, with the mission to “re-interpret the rich heritage of Ungaro with a contemporary point of view.” But the collaboration only lasted two seasons, and Giles Deacon became the 6th creative director to leave Ungaro over the last five years.
No announcement has been made by Ungaro regarding Deacon’s departure and his possible successor. The French label has certainly seen more glorious days, given that it has found it difficult to maintain stability throughout its collections since designer Peter Dundas left.