Yet another London Fashion Week showing, this one involving British model Cara Delevingne. That may have sounded rather de rigueur given that fashion weeks and models go hand in hand. But this one involves the latter’s quirky-Brit quotient and the signature style of Mulberry. After collaborating with e-retailer Mr. Porter, the British bag maker has created a trio of purses with fashion’s newest It Girl, Delevingne.
“I wanted something very functional.” And that’s exactly was Delevingne has given to Mulberry. Three styles, each in three sizes, zesty emerald, cobalt or grey camouflage, come with detachable straps that take them from mere handbags straight to hallmarks of versatility. I’d say the backpack touch is pretty neat given today’s demands of fashionable functionality! I’d also say this wasn’t easy. Delevingne, besides designing the bags even visited Mulberry’s two Somerset factories.
“Cara worked closely with our design team to create a collection of bags. She visited the archives, chose leathers, sketched ideas, discussed customers’ practical needs,” said representatives from Mulberry. All three of the Cara designs bear the familiar Mulberry brass hardware, the chunky dimensions of the iconic Bayswater and include a special limited edition inspired by the model’s lion tattoo.
“We only started working on them at the end of last year. These things can go so wrong. They covered my eyes before they finally showed them to me. The build up was intense, I can tell you”. And the results are for all to see.