When it comes to grabbing the It Girls and running with it, Mulberry is the name to follow. Its been nearly two years since the roaring British fashion house announced their last collaboration, and we have been aching to see how they’d top the suave Del Rey number from 2012. But when Cara wandered on to the catwalk on Sunday, bare-foot and naughty eyebrows flaring, we knew we’d found ourselves a new Alexa to fall in love with all over again.
It’s something about the cheeky, fresh-faced 21-year old that makes this 3-in-One collection so gripping. She has the sort of doll-face that takes us back to the days of Twiggy, entangled with the grungy awkwardness pioneered by Kate Moss. And just like that, an edgy blend of quilts and rivets on retro-tinted leathers emerged from the ethereal forest of the Mulberry set. Cara X Mulberry took London Fashion Week by storm: crossing the best British supermodels with the best of British style.
But ultimately it’s the heritage behind it that has us bewitched by the bag of the moment. What Mulberry and Cara brought together to the table on that Somerset shoot over a year ago was a profound and mutual love for elegance – the English way: a marriage between functionality and beauty, with hidden pockets of oozing charisma.
The result is a bag that embraces the English character, as well as the English lifestyle. As Mulberry puts it, “It can be worn on the back: for running from the gym to work, or from train to plane. It can be worn on the shoulder: it can 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”. What more could we ask for?
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