Umit Benan Departs Trussardi-------
Rumors that designer Umit Benan would depart Trussardi, where he has served as creative director for two years, were swirling around Milan last week. The designer presented a well-received Fall ’13 womenswear collection for the Italian house on February 23, but today it was announced that Benan and Trussardi will indeed be parting ways. Trussardi disclosed that the split was consensual and comes at the natural end of the designer’s contract. In addition to having worked with Trussardi, Benan designs an eponymous menswear collection, which he shows in Milan.