Tamara Mellon, Director of the high-end British fashion house Jimmy Choo, has announced, rather suddenly, her decision to step down from her role at a company she helped establish 15 years ago. There was also a second similar announcement by the brand's Chief Executive, Joshua Schulman.

The twin resignations follow the takeover the company by the privately-owned Italian luxury group, Labelux.

Jimmy Choo is an outstanding brand with enormous growth potential and the ability to deliver material growth synergies across our group. With a successful transition behind them, we respect their wish to move on to other challenges, the Financial Times quoted Reinhard Mieck, Chief Executive of Labelux, as stating.

The Jimmy Choo brand came together in a big way back in 1996, under the guidance of Choo and then Vogue accessories editor, Mellon. Although, the brand initially started by producing designer choes, it later branched into sections like handbags and perfumes.