Albert Goldberg has resigned from Faconnable SAS for what are described as personal and private reasons. Most recently, Goldberg was creative director of the line, which grew from a men's sportswear collection to include men's and women's apparel, outerwear and accessories. He will now assume the title of creative director emeritus.

"Our 12-year relationship with Albert and Faconnable SAS has been an invaluable one to our company," said Gail Cottle, president of Nordstrom Product Group. Nordstrom acquired Faconnable in October of 2000. "Faconnable's success as one of the best selling brands at Nordstrom in the US proves that Albert's sense of style and instinct for clothes that embody casual sophistication is universal in appeal."

Cottle added that Goldberg spent decades building a talented design team who will continue to design Faconnable products with the same uncompromising quality and craftsmanship that is the hallmark of the brand.

"The design team that Albert worked side by side with is dedicated to designing and delivering product that customers will continue to recognise as true to the spirit of Faconnable," Pierre Guerin, president-directeur general of Faconnable SAS added. "The Faconnable brand is well-defined in its image and style and we have every confidence the customer will continue to be delighted with this exceptional line."