Tamara Mellon has become synonymous with luxury brand Jimmy Choo, but the co-founder and Creative Director has now left the firm with a view to creating her own label - possibly a lifestyle brand under her own name. 

The move has come as no surprise to those close to Mellon: the 44-year-old helped build the brand from its modest roots to the multi-million dollar fashion powerhouse it is today, and was reported to be in negotiations with a buyer back in August 2010.  

Jimmy Choo's CEO Josh Schulman has also announced his resignation from the company this week, and is thought to be planning to join Tamara in her new venture, for which she has already secured funding.

Read on for our gallery of the highlights from Jimmy Choo's back catalogue during Tamara's time at the helm.