Louis Vuitton has announced Johnny Coca will become Women’s Fashion Leather Goods Director from 2 June 2020 working alongside Nicolas Ghesquière.
It's something of a homecoming for Coca who started his career as a leather goods designer at Louis Vuitton before moving on to Bally and then Céline under Phoebe Philo before taking the top job at Mulberry in 2015.
“I am thrilled to welcome Johnny back to the Maison Louis Vuitton and the LVMH Group," reveals Executive Vice President Delphine Arnault. "He will strengthen our creative energy and our ability to innovate. Johnny is in perfect unison with Louis Vuitton’s spirit and shares our vision.”
Louis Vuitton Creative Director Nicolas Ghesquière adds, “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.”
Coca admits: “I am very honoured to return to this prestigious Maison, a symbol of travel and an invitation to dream, where imagination meets innovation and the highest standards of excellence. 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."
Photos: Courtesy of Louis Vuitton