Louis Vuitton Taps Johnny Coca as Director of Women’s Fashion Leather Goods
Just several months after parting ways with British accessories label Mulberry, Spanish designer Johnny Coca has been named women’s fashion leather goods director at Louis Vuitton. Coca will be in charge of luxury leather goods, women’s handbags, bespoke orders, and the eyewear collection working alongside womenswear Artist Director Nicolas Ghesquière.
The move comes full circle for the Paris based accessories designer who began his career with Louis Vuitton under Marc Jacobs. Coca left Louis Vuitton to join Bally, returning to the LVMH fold when he joined Céline’s design studio under Phoebe Philo a few years later. In 2015 he was recruited by Mulberry as creative director. Coca’s appointment will begin on 2nd June, where he will offer up his creativity to the leather goods section of the business, working closely with Ghesquière, who has been creative director of the house since November 2013.
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.
– Nicolas Ghesquière
It is 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