Mulberry Says Creative Director Hill Wants to Quit Handbag Maker

Mulberry Spring/Summer 2013 Campaign | Source: Mulberry

LONDON, United Kingdom — Mulberry Group Plc said creative director Emma Hill wants to leave the British luxury-goods maker after six years, sending the shares down the most in two months.

The timing of Hill’s departure is under discussion and has yet to be finalized, Somerset, England-based Mulberry said today in a statement. No reason was given for why the designer wishes to quit the maker of 2,500-pound ($3,880) ostrich leather bags.

Mulberry fell 9.1 percent to 970 pence at 11:47 a.m. in London trading, the steepest intraday drop since April 5.

The announcement is the latest in a series of setbacks for Mulberry, which said in March that reduced tourist spending in London would cause full-year sales and profit to miss estimates. The luxury-goods maker is experiencing a period of consolidation while it lays the foundations for future growth, Chief Executive Officer Bruno Guillon said at the time.

Hill joined Mulberry in 2007. Her spring-summer 2014 collection has been completed and she continues to work in the business finalizing the London Fashion Week collection which will be unveiled on Sept. 15, Mulberry said.

By: Andrew Roberts; Editors: Paul Jarvis, Marthe Fourcade.

Related Articles

Post a Comment

1 comment

  1. abandoning a sinking ship perhaps ??

    R from Loughborough, Leicestershire, United Kingdom