Thursday, November 27, 2014

Mulberry Appoints Johnny Coca

Mulberry has appointed former Céline accessories design director Johnny Coca as its new creative director. He will be responsible for all of Mulberry's collections, including ready-to-wear, reporting to Godfery Davis chairman and CEO.

"I very much look forward to joining Mulberry as its new creative director and to leading a new design direction at one of the very best British brands," the designer said today.

Johnny Coca
"We are delighted that Johnny is joining us," Godfrey Davis added. "He has a wealth of international luxury and fashion experience that will help us bring new energy and innovation to Mulberry."

So what do we know about Mulberry's new man? He hails from Sevile and studied art, architecture and design at the École des Beaux-Arts and École Boulle in Paris. Roles at Bally and Louis Vuitton honed his skills as an accessories specialist and led to his role at Céline. Fluent in four languages, Coca brings an international flair to the British brand - but also has a strong foundation in London. He has tutored students at Central Saint Martins and intends, the brand says, "to ensure that Mulberry continues its tradition of encouraging new young talent as he helps to build the next generation at Mulberry".

Coca was just one of the talents linked with the job in recent months and comes to the role more than a year after previous helmer Emma Hill´s departure. His tenure at Mulberry will begin on July 8, 2015.

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