Louis Vuitton announces the appointment of Nicholas Knightly as Louis Vuitton Leather goods Design Director. Nicholas Knightly, 35 years old, British, is a graduate of Ravensbourne College of Art and Design. He was previously Head Designer at Margaret Howell and since 2002 Design Director at Mulberry. Nicholas Knightly will manage the in-house design team for Leather Goods. He will contribute greatly to the on-going development of the lines of luggage, bags, and small leather goods, under Marc Jacobs’ Artistic Direction.