There’s no stopping Mulberry, after the huge launch of their Cara Delevingne collection last month, the British luxury fashion brand have released a new bag from the Autumn Winter 2014 Capsule Collection. (more…)
Mulberry’s new bag for Spring Summer 2014, the Kensal Shoulder Bag, celebrates craft simplicity: a folded piece of exquisite leather stitched, inked and finished with a traditional briefcase lock to form a slim, elegant and versatile shoulder bag worn on a long strap.
A modern twist on a classic envelope design: it’s double sided! Mirror-image front and back sections both secure with a briefcase lock and give double the room for everyday essentials.
Available in two sizes, the Kensal Shoulder Bag and Kensal Small Shoulder Bag are available in a variety of new season colours including Black, Oak, Fiery Red or Cream Velvet Calf Leather, Midnight Blue Haircalf Mix Leather and Pavement Grey Ostrich Mix Leather.
Available in store and online Shop the Kensal collection
Cara worked closely with the Mulberry design team to create a collection of bags. Visited the archives, choosing leathers, sketching ideas, talking shop, discussing the practical needs of the Mulberry customer, and the trend for understated elegance. Cara obsessed over every detail of her collection (as would I) and determined each element of the design, from the right straps and buckles to the combination of Mulberry’s signature hardware and her own finishing touches.
The Mulberry Cara Delevingne Bag is a three-in-one style, uniting Mulberry’s English attitude to functional beauty and Cara’s inimitable personality – a bag that can take you anywhere. It can be worn on the back: for running from the gym to the office, from meeting to meeting, from train to plane. It can be worn on the shoulder: to take you from work to dinner or from town to country. It can be hand-held: for maximum elegance at all times or when you need to rise to an occasion. PERFEKSH!!!
The Mulberry Cara Delevingne Collection features three sizes in three different finishes; classic Natural Leather, Quilted Nappa Leather and innovative Camouflage Haircalf with an extra limited edition version inspired by Cara’s lion tattoo.
All the bags created for the Mulberry Cara Delevingne Collection will be made in England at Mulberry’s Somerset ateliers; The Rookery in Chilcompton and The Willows in Bridgwater, where a team of 700 local craftsmen and craftswomen will bring the collection to life. Made in England is also part of Cara: she has it tattooed on the bottom of her foot. In tribute, the Mulberry Cara Delevingne Collection has it stamped on the bottom of each bag.
Making the beautiful practical and making the practical beautiful is the key to Mulberry’s very British take on style and design.
When asked who would like the Mulberry Cara Delevingne Bag Cara said: “My Granny will like this bag. She’s one hundred and two years old. My five year old cousin will probably like this bag. He’s a boy.”
THE MULBERRY CARA DELEVINGNE COLLECTION
Cara Delevingne remains the face of Mulberry as she models in their SS14 ad campaign with a menagerie of animals. A charming English tea party, with a Mulberry twist…guests include a Great Dane, a pelican, two cockatoos, a tortoise and a white miniature pony.
Spring Summer 2014 accessories highlights include the Kensal Shoulder Bag, Bayswater with Stripes, Lily and the Bayswater Double Zip Tote reworked in classic Oak. Ready To Wear shows off bespoke seasonal prints and a fresh colour palette, reinterpreting classic designs with floral jacquard, signature leather detailing and delicate embroidery and embellishment.
Anne-Marie Verdin, Brand Director, Mulberry:
“I don’t think I have ever been on a shoot with so much talent in the room…and I am not talking about our animal friends! Tim Walker’s vision gives a romantic, literary and very British feel to the Mulberry brand and Cara has more spirit, true beauty and warmth than you could ever hope for: charisma with a capital C! Ronnie Cooke Newhouse and Edward Enninful created a stunning visual look for Mulberry’s new collection and everyone behaved beautifully, except for a mischievous monkey who was sent home for bad behaviour…”
Shop new arrivals from Spring Summer 2014 on mulberry.com
This December Mulberry is celebrating the magic of Christmas and the joy of fairy tales. Inspired by the beauty of winter woodlands and Mulberry’s roots in the English countryside, British art director and set designer Shona Heath transformed five windows in iconic department store Harrods into a Mulberry fairy tale, with a snow-covered woodland, frozen lake, woodland creatures and a mysterious and magical Mulberry tree…
To celebrate the launch of the festive fairy tale at Harrods Mulberry enlisted the help of Downton Abbey’s Allen Leech to read an excerpt from a favourite fairy tale. Visit mulberry.com from 4pm on Monday 2 December to enter a fairy tale competition: watch an exclusive video clip and guess which fairy tale Allen is reading for a chance to win a beautiful Mulberry bag as a festive treat.
Fairy tale storytelling will continue in the Mulberry pop up space on each Saturday until Christmas. Visitors to the pop up space in the run-up to Christmas will have the opportunity to place an order for Mulberry Monogramming to get their initials embossed onto a selection of leather accessories, and can also enjoy bespoke fairy tale tags and stickers to personalise gift-wrapping.