Mulberry to recruit new creative director before CEO

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Mulberry will hire a new creative director before they recruit a CEO, executive chairman Godfrey Davis has revealed.

The luxury brand has been without a creative director since Emma Hill left last year, while former CEO Bruno Guillon stepped down in March after two years in the role.

Mulberry creative director


Emma Hill was Mulberry's previous creative director


Emma, the creator of the bestselling Alexa satchel, resigned in September 2013 after "disagreements with management over creative and operational strategy", with a replacement yet to be found.

Speaking at the brand’s annual shareholders’ meeting on Monday, Godfrey said it was important that whoever they hire is "compatible".

"It’s an important role and the board is aware that people are frustrated that it is taking time, but we are determined to find the right person. In the meantime we have a strong creative team here doing a great job," he told Vogue.

For a second season running Mulberry will not be hosting a catwalk show during London Fashion Week, with shareholders increasingly concerned that the brand is in decline following a £12 million year-on-year profit dip in 2014.

But hopefully things are looking up for the luxury label as they released their highly anticipated handbag collection with Cara Delevingne earlier this month.

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