- Words Solly Warner
Celebrating 50 years of Mulberry, the British fashion brand continues to build a truly sustainable legacy.
A new series of limited-edition collections, ‘Mulberry Editions’, will drop throughout the brand’s year of celebrations. Each collection draws inspiration from Mulberry’s iconic design and DNA, such as miniature iterations and vegetable-tanned leather, and will feature an exciting list of new collaborative partners from Britain’s contemporary design community.
For their AW21 collection, Mulberry combines versatility and sustainability with timeless design. With new additions such as the ‘Iris Hobo’ and ‘East West Amberley’ offering 1970s styling and contemporary evening approach, the collection also sees the return of previously launched bags like the ‘Bryn’, bringing vintage, feminine style and soft construction to the traditional briefcase silhouette.
The colour palette celebrates the vibrant Mulberry Pink complemented against new shades Cambridge Green, Apricot, Cloud and Metal Blue. Patchwork, tweed and crushed leather form an intriguing texture library that add a playful, celebratory touch to the collection.
Mulberry has also expanded their circular economy programme, ‘Mulberry Exchange’, to Mulberry.com and Vestiaire Collective, giving customers access to unique pre-loved and vintage pieces, designed to be handed down from generation to generation.
Mulberry’s responsible approach to design and manufacturing is brought to life this year at the V&A’s ‘Bags: Inside Out’ exhibition, which runs until September 2021. A new short film invites visitors to immerse themselves behind the scenes of their Somerset factories.
Combining responsible sourcing and use of materials, a Made to Last ethos, creating timeless collections that champion contemporary British design and craftsmanship, Mulberry affirms their commitment to keeping these values at the very heart of the brand. This has led to the brand proudly announcing that their Somerset factories are now carbon neutral and send zero waste to landfill.