Nicole Farhi chief executive Francois Steiner has resigned from the luxury retailer.

Steiner has left “due to circumstances that require him to spend time in Paris.”

Sion Kearsey, managing director of Nicole Fahri’s private equity owner Kelso Place Asset Management, and the retailer’s creative director Joanna Sykes will assume the day-to-day management of the business.

Kearsey said: “The response to the new collections has been fantastic, and we’ve made great progress across the business. I’d like to thank Francois for his contribution.”

Sykes said: “We have built an incredible team over the past year, and are really excited about the direction the brand is taking.”