Alexa Chung with Emma Hill

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It's been announced by Mulberry that Creative Director Emma Hill is to depart the label after joining in 2007.

In a statement, the luxury fashion brand has confirmed Emma has completed the next instalment of its collection, though an official leaving date is TBC: "Mulberry confirms that Emma has informed the company that she wishes to leave after a very successful period at Mulberry during which she has built a strong and talented creative team working for her," it said. "The main spring/summer 2014 collection has been completed and Emma continues to work in the business finalising the London Fashion Week collection which will be launched on September 15, 2013. The timing of her departure is currently under discussion and has yet to be finalised."

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Emma Hill joined Mulberry in 2007 after stints at Burberry, Marc Jacobs and Gap. In her stylish hands, Mulberry has become synonymous with British luxury - she's taken it back to its country roots, increasing emphasis on its clothing collections and also created lust-have arm-candy inspired by some of our favourite celebrity style stars - Alexa Chung and Lana Del Rey.

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So where could Emma be headed? With her expertise in celebrity accessory hook-ups, Coach has been name-dropped as a good fit for the designer, which has recently lost its Creative Director, Reed Krakoff.

Stay tuned at InStyle.co.uk for the latest updates on Mulberry and Emma Hill.

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