Mulberry's new creative director, Johnny Coca. Photo courtesy of Mulberry.
It-Brit luxury brand Mulberry announced Johnny Coca as its new creative director early this morning. Coca, who was born in Sevile, Spain, will be leaving his role at Céline, where he's currently head design director for leather goods, shoes, hard accessories, jewellery and sunglasses--so he seems to be perfectly poised for his new role, one that's been vacant since former creative director Emma Hill left the helm in June 2013.
Coca was a frontrunner for the Mulberry gig, as
reported back in October. "Johnny brings a wealth of international luxury and fashion experience with him from previous roles," said Mulberry CEO Godfrey Davis. "He will lead a new design direction and, with his vast experience, bring fresh energy and innovation to Mulberry." Davis says that Coca will design the next generation Mulberry It bags--
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--and will also oversee all four of the women’s ready-to-wear collections. Coca assumes the new post in July 2015, and his debut collection will be Spring 2016.
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