Johnny Coca is bidding farewell to Mulberry after 5 years as its creative director.
The Spanish-born designer joined Mulberry in July 2015 replacing Emma Hill and oversaw the brands' ready-to-wear, leather goods and accessories collections as well as the image and the evolution of Mulberry's legacy. He launched iconic bags such as the Iris and the Amberley as well as new product lines including eyewear, sneakers, jewelry and the label's menswear line. Prior to Mulberry Coca worked at Celine as head design director for leather goods, accessories, shoes and jewelry, and as a designer for Louis Vuitton.
'I have loved my time with this iconic British heritage brand and would like to thank the amazing teams and everyone who has supported me during my time here,'
Coca said in a statement. 'I am proud of everything we have achieved and the collections we have created. The passion and dedication I have seen at Mulberry has been incredible and I am honored to have been part of the brand's history.'
Mulberry CEO Thierry Andretta thanked Coca for his commitment to the brand over the past five years: 'Johnny's creative vision has been a key element in delivering our strategy to develop Mulberry as an international luxury lifestyle brand. On behalf of the Mulberry board and entire team we wish Johnny every success in his next venture,'
he said in a press release.
Coca's last collection for Mulberry will be the spring/summer 2021 which will be unveiled in September. He will officially step down from his role at the end of March 2020. Mulberry is yet to name his successor and has already started looking for one.
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