Mulberry has been launching an ever larger number of major and emerging brand collaborations in recent periods, and it was big news back in January that it was going to do just that along with another major British brand, Paul Smith. Well, that collection has finally dropped in-store.

Mulberry x Paul Smith

Previewed at Paul Smith’s AW23 men’s show in Paris earlier this year, the 10-piece capsule collection takes Mulberry’s Antony style as its starting point and, alongside three sizes of the classic design, includes two new silhouettes created for the collaboration: the Antony Clip, a mini crossbody bag, and the Antony Tote. 

First introduced as a men’s everyday bag, with its signature Postman’s Lock hardware, the Antony, has become one of Mulberry’s most popular unisex styles.

The companies said the capsule “tells two distinct [materials] stories, each championing Paul Smith’s historic and iconic use of stripes while remaining true to Mulberry’s heritage DNA”. 

The first is a classic black heavy grain leather, which features striped webbing straps and a pop colour lining. The second is a smooth calf’s leather with a bold colour-blocking theme, which incorporates Paul Smith’s recently introduced Shadow Stripe motif, created here by embossing leather using a new technique. 

Both brands have embraced sustainability in recent years and this is also a feature of the offer. Each piece in the collection has been produced in the UK at Mulberry’s carbon-neutral Somerset factories, where over half of the brand’s collections are still made. The leather used is carbon-neutral and “certified to the highest Gold standard by the Leather Working Group for environmental performance”. 

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