Louis Vuitton has announced Johnny Coca as their head of fashion leather goods department.
The designer started his fashion career as a leather goods designer at Louis Vuitton from 1996 to 2000. His later worked at luxury fashion houses such as Bally and Celine.
The designer said in a statement: “I would like to thank Delphine [Arnault], and the LVMH Group for their renewed trust and I am very honored to return to this prestigious Maison, a symbol of travel and invitation to dream, where imagination meets innovation and the highest standards of excellence. It is with pride that I join Nicolas Ghesquière and the Louis Vuitton teams to further develop the women’s handbag collections.”
Coca was appointed Mulberry’s Creative Director in 2015, where he transformed the British luxury brand’s leather and accessories lines.
In a statement to WWD, he said: “It’s with great pride that I join Nicolas Ghesquière and the Louis Vuitton teams to further develop the women’s handbag collections. For me, the journey now has come full circle, to the place where I was lucky enough to hone my passion first-hand and learn the fundamentals of leather craftsmanship in the ateliers at Asnières. It opens a new chapter in my own creative adventure, in an extraordinary laboratory that blends heritage and modernity.”