The US unit of Italian fashion label Giorgio Armani Corp has been forced to replace two departing top management figures, it has been reported.

Bridget Ryan Berman is stepping down as chief executive just two months after the resignation of her deputy and chief operating officer Matteo Mascazzini, The Wall Street Journal reported.

According to the paper, Daniele Ballestrazzi has been appointed chief operating officer of the US division.

Giorgio Armani spokespeople did not respond for requests for comment when contacted by just-style today (17 September).