Rocking the fashion world this morning is news that Emma Hill is leaving her position as creative director of Mulberry after six years. Fashion resource site WWD have reported that the move is due to disagreements with management over creative and operational strategy.
The news will send shockwaves through the fashion industry as Emma, who took over from Stuart Vevers back in 2007, was the driving force behind the British heritage label becoming a major fashion player, boosting profits to nearly £45 million just two years after joining the brand.
Hill’s career highs at Mulberry include winning the Best Designer Brand prize at the 2010 British Fashion Awards, creating some of the label’s most covetable arm candy including the Alexa and the Del Rey, and dreaming up the whimsical catwalk show themes that have become the highlight of London Fashion Week, from enchanted forests to sunny seasides – not to mention the celeb-packed, champagne-fuelled after parties! Oh, and being awarded a CBE for services to the fashion industry in November last year.
With a stint at Marc Jacobs on her CV too, we can only assume Emma will go on to great fashion things, so watch this space to find out what the future holds for her and one of our most-loved Brit brands.
By Gemma Gow
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