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Mulberry says goodbye to creative director

Emma Hill, the creative director of London-based luxury group Mulberry, is set to depart the label.

Jun 10, 2013 | By AFPRelaxnews

Emma Hill

Emma Hill, the creative director of London-based luxury group Mulberry, is set to depart the label.

“Mulberry confirms that Emma has informed the company that she wishes to leave after a very successful period at Mulberry during which she has built a strong and talented creative team working for her,” the brand announced in a statement picked up Monday by the Telegraph.

“The main spring/summer 2014 collection has been completed and Emma continues to work in the business finalising the London Fashion Week collection which will be launched on September 15, 2013. The timing of her departure is currently under discussion and has yet to be finalised,” noted the label.

Hill has overseen stellar growth for the brand since her first show back in 2008, with shares in the brand growing 14-fold between 2008 and 2012.

Taking over at Mulberry from Stuart Vevers (who departed for Spanish brand Loewe), Hill had previously enjoyed a glittering career in accessories design for Gap, Marc Jacobs and Chloé.

There’s no news yet on a successor, but Hill’s departure will have piqued interest at US luxury label Coach, currently on the hunt for a new creative director after the announcement last month that designer Reed Krakoff would be stepping down from the top job to focus on his own collections.

Mulberry was founded by Roger Saul in his Somerset garage but has seen major Asian growth over the past decade after it was purchased by Singapore-based investor Christina Ong.

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