Mulberry is continuing their 50th anniversary celebrations through a series of joyful collaborations with three of the most visionary designers of their generation – Priya Ahluwalia, Richard Malone and Nicholsa Dale.
Each designer will create a capsule collection as part of Mulberry Editions, a new offering of limited-edition accessories dropping throughout 2021. Continuing their history of bold collaborations, Mulberry Editions draws inspiration from their iconic designs and DNA features list of new collaborative partners from the contemporary design community, who are at the forefront of their fields.
For his limited-edition capsule, Malone has reimagined Mulberry’s iconic Bayswater and Darley bags.
Taking inspiration directly from the Mulberry archives, Malone deconstructed the Bayswater, transporting interior design details – such as pockets, piping and serial numbered fobs – to the exterior of the bags. The collection consists of a Bayswater, Mini Bayswater, Small Darley and two new styles The Triangle Bayswater, Barrel Bag. These are accompanied by accessories including a Coin Pouch and Key Fob.
Both Mulberry and Malone are passionate about championing British craftsmanship and sustainability, which is translated throughout the collection. An eco-friendly version of Mulberry’s signature scotchgrain material, which has been a key part of Mulberry collections for decades, is used across all styles. It is now crafted from innovative Bio-Synthetic materials, repurposing inedible cereal waste into a hard-wearing, lightweight material that looks and feels the same as the original textured leather.
The collection’s accompanying campaign stars some of Malone’s closest creative collaborators. An insight into the people who influence and inspire him, those featured include Alighieri Jewellery founder Rosh Mahtani, photographer Ronan Mckenzie, Fashion East founder Lulu Kennedy and stylist Nell Kalonji.
London-based, Irish born designer and multi-disciplinary artist Malone, has become the fashion go-to for authenticity, resourcefulness and experimentation. Malone is stringently committed to sustainability, community, local production and the development of a less harmful fashion business model, releasing his collections in limited numbers.
The Mulberry x Richard Malone collection launched digitally on the 19th September and in stores globally on the 20th September, during London Fashion Week.
We are blown away by this collection and think you will be too.