Katie Grand has resigned from luxury brand Mulberry - she was due to take up the post of creative director in January 2008.
Grand, who is also the editor of Pop magazine, was scheduled to replace the championed bag designer Stuart Vevers and start work on Mulberry's spring 09 collection early next year.
But according to reports, Grand handed in her notice and Mulberry is due to announce a new design director later this week.
It is unclear whether Grand will continue to collaborate with the brand as she has done in previous seasons.
Mulberry declined to comment.