To further strengthen its leather good lines for women, French fashion house Louis Vuitton announces the appointment of Johnny Coca as the Women’s Fashion Leather Goods Director. Coca started his career as a leather goods designer at Louis Vuitton before moving on to Bally, and then to Céline under Phoebe Philo. Later on, in 2015, the Spanish-born designer who graduated from Beaux-Arts and the Boulle School of Applied Arts in Paris, became the Creative Director of Mulberry in 2015.
As of June 2, 2020, Coca will assume his new station, bringing his expertise and creativity to leather goods for women, working alongside Nicolas Ghesquière. Says Nicolas Ghesquière: “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 himself, meanwhile, remarks: “I would like to thank Delphine and the LVMH Group for their renewed confidence, and 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.”