2013 November 25
Mulberry Skips Out On A Fall 2014 Runway Show
FirstView View Gallery
(NEW YORK) Mulberry won't be trotting its Fall 2014 wares on the runway at London Fashion Week come February. The British brand has yet to name a successor for former creative director Emma Hill, who took her last bow on the catwalk for the brand in September. But don't expect LFW to be completely devoid of Mulberry: the brand is “definitely be participating in London Fashion Week and details of this will be released in the near future," according to a company statement, per WWD.
Hill's departure was announced in June, following the designer's six successful years at the label. Hill is an alum of Calvin Klein, Marc Jacobs, Gap, Burberry, and Chloé; she replaced Stuart Vevers at Mulberry upon arriving at the brand. Her Mulberry stint ratcheted up the line's handbag offerings, including the Alexa and Del Rey styles named after Alexa Chung and Lana Del Rey, respectively. She also brought more brights into the Mulberry mix—and ushered dogs on the runway. In November 2012, Hill nabbed a CBE (Commander of the British Empire) award from Queen Elizabeth. She reportedly bid adieu to Mulberry due to "disagreements with management over creative and operational strategy," according to WWD. Immediately after Hill's impending departure from Mulberry was announced, rumors swirled that her next stop would be Coach, following Reed Krakoff's farewell. Hill's next move apres-Mulberry remains a mystery.
While Mulberry won't be staging a runway show this season, who will take the creative helm for Spring 2015 and beyond? Talents like Erdem Moralioglu, Roland Mouret, and Mary Katrantzou have been mentioned as possible successors for Hill. Stay tuned...
Marimekko has brought on Anna Teurnell as creative director to lead all of the design teams for the Finnish brand in Paris and Stockholm. Teurnell will handle the design strategy for...
Jourdan Dunn is joining Maybelline New York's posse of beauties: The mod has been tapped as the makeup brand's latest face. She joins Maybelline's coterie of spokesmodels, including...
When it comes to glam gigs, it doesn’t get much better than being the go-to girl for Glamour’s VP and publisher, Connie Anne Phillips. Five years after signing on as her assistant...
- Links of The Daily
- Mary Katrantzou To Collaborate With Adidas
- The Outnet Toasts Five Years With An Anniversary Collection Of Exclusives
- Genetic Denim Gets A Boost From Major Investors, Jimmy Iovine and Peter Morton
- Links of The Daily
- Banana Republic Taps Marissa Webb As Creative Director And Executive Vice President