The Mulberry x Paul Smith collaboration is finally here after years in the making. Proving two British icons are better than one is an exclusive collection of leather bags. The iconic Antony messenger is reimagined with the spirit of the two luxurious brands. The 10-piece unisex bag capsule collection brings to India the British aesthetic, unmatched craft, and subtle colors that will match every style sense and taste. The collection’s essence shines through the campaign video shot by Will Waterworth in serene Somerset, starring Mulberry’s in-house artisans, and Paul Smith himself.
“Paul Smith and Mulberry were founded within a year of each other in the 1970s, so you could say our brands grew up and came of age together,” Paul explained. “I think that’s at least partly why we share such a similar approach to creativity and craft – that and our Britishness.” Mulberry’s most loved Antony messenger bag became the cynosure of the collection as it most appealed to Paul and his lifelong passion for cycling.
This collection will bring three sizes of the classic Antony and two brand-new silhouettes: the Antony Clip, a mini crossbody bag, and the Antony Tote. The first selection of bags comprises black heavy-grain leather in a formal avatar suitable for work with Signature Stripe webbing straps. The second offers vibrancy with hues like cobalt, red, and lemony yellow in a selection of bold color-blocked pieces made from smooth and embossed leather with Mulberry’s signature Postman’s Lock hardware.
Launching on 6th September, the leatherwear is designed, developed, and manufactured in England, sourced from environmentally accredited tanneries, and assembled on Somerset soil. “We are proud that every piece in the collection will be made at one of our two carbon-neutral Somerset factories,” says Thierry Andretta, Mulberry’s CEO.