Emma Hill plots return
Emma Hill is launching her own accessories line.
Emma is well known for her work with Mulberry, where she was creative director for six years until 2013.
Now WWD reports Emma will debut new label Hill & Friends during London Fashion Week in September.
That’s not the only Mulberry connection the new brand boasts; Emma co-founded it with Georgia Fendley, the former brand director at Mulberry.
This is Emma’s first major project since leaving her job at the famous British fashion house.
Hill & Friends’ Spring 16 collection will be unveiled in the British capital, along with a see-now-buy-now capsule collection that has been pre-sold to Net-a-porter.com. The capsule collection goes on sale the day after the September presentation. It will also be available on Hillandfriends.com.
Since Emma departed Mulberry, the brand has seen its shares drop and has been operating without a creative director.
However next month former Céline designer Johnny Coca will take on the role, after being announced in November.
Emma was credited with bringing a fresh energy to Mulberry, and under her leadership its popularity soared.
Eight months before she left, Emma referred to her colleagues as family.
"I have an amazing team, I call them the 'Mulbs'; they are my family in many ways," she told British magazine Elle. "As successful as we've been as a brand, one of the things I am proudest of is the team. I try to make the process fun - we start by just sketching out what we're loving to begin the design process.”
WWD reported at the time she’d left due to disagreements with management over creative and operational strategy.