Mulberry appoints Johnny Coca as creative director

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Spanish-born designer Johnny Coca has taken up his position as creative director at Mulberry.

Coca, who formerly acted as the accessories design director for Céline, will be heading Mulberry’s design team on women’s and men’s leather accessories, shoes, ready-to-wear and soft accessories. He will also be overseeing all creative aspects of the brand’s image.

“I am so happy to finally start my journey at Mulberry, and it is with great enthusiasm that I embrace my new role as creative director,” says Coca, whose position at the company was announced nearly eight months ago. “I am thrilled to share my vision with the creative teams in London, but it is also crucial for me to spend as much time as possible at The Rookery and at The Willows—our factories in Somerset—as they are the heart of our brand, and craftsmanship is the soul of our products. It is truly an honour to work with the team to start a new chapter of the Mulberry story.”

This addition to the Mulberry team comes nearly two years after the departure of Coca’s predecessor, Emily Hill. Hill left the company back in 2013, citing “disagreements with management over creative and operational strategy.” CJ

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