Louis Vuitton Appoints New Women's Fashion Leather Goods Director

Louis Vuitton Appoints New Women's Fashion Leather Goods Director

Louis Vuitton Appoints New Women's Fashion Leather Goods Director

Johnny Coca will work closely with womenswear creative director Nicolas Ghesquière to create luxury handbags for the brand.

Johnny Coca will work closely with womenswear creative director Nicolas Ghesquière to create luxury handbags for the brand.

Text: Valerie Stepanova

At the brink of summer, French luxury fashion house Louis Vuitton welcomes some new changes to their team. Johnny Coca, who has previously worked for Louis Vuitton as an accessories designer from 1996 to 2000, will take center stage as the House's new women's fashion leather goods director, effective June 2.

Coca is slated to work closely with the label’s artistic director of womenswear Nicolas Ghesquière to develop handbags for the brand. “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,” Ghesquière said. “The team and I look forward to working with him in the inspiring world of Louis Vuitton.”

Johnny Coca has previously served as Creative Director for Mulberry for five years before leaving the brand in March. His resume also boasts other prominent players in the fashion luxury goods business, such as Bally and Celine, where he worked under Phoebe Philo. Louis Vuitton’s new fashion leather goods director thanked parent company LVMH for welcoming him back to the brand: “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.”

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