- Words Solly Warner
Mulberry’s 50th anniversary celebrations continue as they unveil a new design collaboration with the woman who inspired one of their most iconic bags, Alexa Chung.
Mulberry x Alexa Chung is the latest chapter in Mulberry Editions; a series of limited-edition capsules in which leading creatives have been invited to put their own spin on the house’s design DNA.
The capsule features two styles: a roomy shoulder bag, the Big Guy, and a compact clutch, the Little Guy. Both with a go-everywhere wearability, the sleek style couples effortlessly with a pared back aesthetic. Both bags draw on the key components of Chung’s personal style: masculine formality offset with a vintage romance and a deep appreciation for British design. In a nod to their shared history, she also took inspiration from the 2010 “Alexa”.
Taking their cue from vintage satchels as well as the briefcase that inspired the original Alexa, the Elkington, the Big Guy and Little Guy feature chain straps and a boxy, streamlined silhouette. The colour palette ranges from classic, earthy shades (Black, Dark Chocolate, Tan) to playful, confident tones (Apple Green, Denim Blue). Materials include glossy crocodile-effect patent leather, lavish velvet, and suede. Launching alongside the line-up is an edit of complementary Alexa bags, which are released in the same colour palette.
The collection also chimes with Mulberry’s ongoing commitment to sustainability and responsible manufacturing. The bags are crafted from materials which are sourced from environmentally rated tanneries, made in Mulberry’s carbon neutral Somerset factories, with an intention to be loved and worn forever.
The collection is available now on Mulberry’s website.