Johnny Coca takes over the role with effect 2 June 2020.
Louis Vuitton has announced that Johnny Coca will assume the role of Louis Vuitton women’s fashion leather goods director, working alongside creative director Nicolas Ghesquière.
Says 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.”
Spain-born Johnny last served as creative director in Mulberry, a role he assumed in 2015 and relinquished in May this year.
He started his career as a leather goods designer at Louis Vuitton, working with Marc Jacobs before moving on to Bally and then Céline under Phoebe Philo.
In an official press statement, Johnny says he’s “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.”
He continues: “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.