Johnny Coca has left his position as creative director of Mulberry, the British fashion and accessories house, as announced on Tuesday, bringing down the curtains on a five-year stint at the famed UK marque.
As sales are seen to be slowing down, and with the arrival of a new CEO, French label Chloé might, according to some sources, be about to dismiss its creative director for ready-to-wear, leather goods and accessories.
A key test of a designer is influence – and few have had so much influence this century as Hedi Slimane, creative director of Celine, who sent out a haut bobo collection on Friday with plenty of cosmopolitan good taste.
At the Hyères Festival, Natacha Ramsay-Levi, creative director of Chloé and chair of the event’s fashion prize jury, enjoyed an off-the-cuff conversation about contemporary fashion design with FashionNetwork.com.
In Milan the parting farewell generally addressed to a friend by the Milanese is "buon lavoro," literally "good work," which after a very busy week in the Italian fashion capital, summed up the mood and the style here.
Milan’s big debut this season was at Bottega Veneta, where young British designer Daniel Lee presented a punchy, tough-chic fashion statement, riffing and revolutionizing many of the codes of this brand.