>> Less than a week after Estrella Archs announced her departure as chief designer of Emanuel Ungaro, comes news that the menswear designer, Franck Boclet, has exited the firm too. No reason was offered, but Boclet's departure appears to be more amicable than Archs's.

In his absence, Ungaro will halt its men's runway collection as Boclet transitions to creating an eponymous-menswear label with a "focus on basic luxury items at an interesting price point."

Meanwhile, back at Ungaro, rumors that Giles Deacon will take over as creative director have reached a fervent fever point.