Who should replace Hermes designer Christophe Lemaire?

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Now that Hermés head designer Christophe Lemaire has resigned, who should take control of the Birkin bags and womenswear?

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After succeeding Jean Paul Gaultier in 2010, Hermés head designer Christophe Lemaire has resigned to focus on his own clothing collection. So who's next to take over at the brand famed for classic It bags?

We have a few ideas...

Mulberry designer Emma Hill


Emma Hill left Mulberry back in 2013 but is yet to announce a new role. Is this the job she left the Alexa satchels and Bayswater bags for? She certainly knows how to rise to a handbag challenge, that's for sure.

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Hot new designer Joseph Altuzarra


Parisian born New York Fashion Week designer Joseph Altuzarra has already been mooted as a name to replace Christophe Lemaire, echoing Balenciaga's hiring of Alexander Wang.

British designer Gareth Pugh


Christophe Lemaire brought a pared back aesthetic to Hermés, but with the accessories sector facing new challenges, could Gareth Pugh bring a fresh lease of life to the brand with his catwalk drama?

Birkin bag collector Victoria Beckham


If anyone knows their way around a Birkin bag, it's Victoria Beckham. Could this be the next step in VB's rise to designer stardom?

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Louis Vuitton rival Marc Jacobs


Marc Jacobs left his post at Louis Vuitton to focus on his own brand, but could he be tempted by LV rivals Hermés? It'd be coup of the decade.

Marc Jacobs at Louis Vuitton Paris Fashion Week SS14

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Who do you think should take the reins at Hermés? Tweet us @handbagcom

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