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Issa Loses Its Creative Director

The Kate Middleton favorite will now be designed by an in-house team.

As if there haven't been enough instances of designer musical chairs this Fashion Month -- Peter Copping to Oscar de la RentaGuillaume Henry to Nina Ricci, John Galliano to Margiela -- here's another shakeup to add to the list: WWD reports that London-based label Issa has just lost its creative director, Blue Farrier, who came on board at the brand in 2013 after stints at Stella McCartney and Chloé. According to the paper, she will not immediately be replaced, and future Issa collections will be designed by the brand's in-house team.

Reps for Issa did not immediately respond to our request for comment.

The label has been pushed into the spotlight in recent years by one of its royal fans — Kate Middleton, the Duchess of Cambridge, to be exact — who famously wore a blue Issa wrap dress for her engagement announcement, as well as on a number of other public occasions. This exposure helped Issa expand its wholesale business in the U.S. and land a design collaboration with Banana Republic in 2013.

No word on where Farrier will head next, but considering the frequency with which designers are moving from house to house these days, we have a feeling she'll land somewhere relatively soon.

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