Johnny Coca departing Mulberry

Johnny Coca

Johnny Coca is exiting his post at Mulberry following a five-year stint.

The Spanish designer joined the British heritage house as creative director in 2015 and has since gone on to oversee the ready-to-wear, leather goods, and accessories collections.

However, Coca confirmed on Tuesday that he will be leaving the brand at the end of March.

"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," he 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 honoured to have been part of the brand's history."

During his time at Mulberry, Coca has been instrumental in developing the luxury lifestyle vision for the company and helped create a number of new bag families including the Amberley and Iris. He also introduced eyewear and sneaker categories and re-launched the men's accessories and jewellery ranges.

Accordingly, Mulberry's chief executive officer Thierry Andretta is very grateful for the fashion star's contribution.

"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 added. "As we head towards our 50th anniversary in 2021 we continue to focus on our strategy to build Mulberry as a global luxury brand. We remain committed to developing responsible, innovative products, underpinned by a strong in-house creative team and our international direct-to-customer omnichannel business model."

Mulberry bosses are in the process of hiring Coca's successor.

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