Luxury fashion house Gucci has parted ways with creative director Alessandro Michele. This was announced by the French fashion group Kering, which owns Gucci, and thus confirmed the corresponding media reports.
Michele has been chief designer at Gucci since January 2015. In the almost eight years since then, he has played a key role in developing the brand "with his pioneering creativity while remaining true to the house's renowned code," the statement said. It was initially unclear who would succeed Michele.