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Louis Vuitton has named Johnny Coca its new director of women’s fashion leather goods. It will take effect on June 2nd.
Johnny is no stranger to the French house, Coca previously worked for Louis Vuitton as an accessories designer from 1996 to 2000. His resume also includes stints at Bally; Celine, where he worked under Phoebe Philo; and Mulberry, where he held the position of Creative Director for five years before leaving in March.
Coca will work closely with Nicolas Ghesquière, Louis Vuitton’s artistic director of women’s clothing, to develop the brand’s bags. “I am happy to welcome Johnny at the Maison Louis Vuitton and very pleased that he is joining me on this journey that started a few years ago. The team and I look forward to working with him in the inspiring world of Louis Vuitton,” said Ghesquière.
Coca thanked the company for the opportunity to return and said: “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.”