Ungaro is becoming the Brangelina of fashion industry headlines. Today, news is that men's designer Frank Boclet will depart so he can launch his own line. And, in this new era of journalism, it's being reported that Giles Deacon has been confirmed as the brand's creative director because JC Report Tweeted so.
Let's handle the developments in the order in which they've actually been substantiated - firsthand. After three years with Ungaro, Frank Boclet has announced his exit to start an eponymous menswear line in Asia, the Middle East and eventually, Europe and the United States. As a result, Ungaro has put its menswear ready-to-wear plans on hold, instead focusing on its licensing partners. Boclet's departure follows that of one-time creative director Lindsay Lohan after the spring 2010 debacle, err collection. In addition, designer Estrella Archs also bid farewell.
JC Report tweeted, "Exclusive: It’s official Giles Deacon is in at Ungaro," leading both Fashionista and Grazia UK to report that Giles Deacon's appointment as creative director has been confirmed. We're going to hold off until we hear it from the horse's mouth - which suddenly sounds painfully antiquated - but necessary, considering Deacon's denying it.