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Acne Studios gives fresh twist to Mulberry’s key styles — and vice versa — in new friendship collaboration
The limited-edition range marries Swedish design with English charm.
The Acne Studios & Mulberry collection brings together classic styles and signatures from the two houses to create something new. Mulberry’s Scotchgrain bags have been reimagined by the Acne Studios design team, with multiple leather buckle strap fastenings and oversized metal hardware. The bag comes in messenger and mini cross-body satchel styles, available in pink and black crocodile print leather, with the collaboration logo on the reverse: the letters of Acne Studios like leaves in the Mulberry tree emblem.
Acne Studios’ Musubi bag, with its signature origami knot, is combined with the Mulberry Bayswater, bringing together two of the houses’ most loved styles. The wide leather knot is laced through the Bayswater in either regular or micro sizes, available in oak, black and pink. Throughout, detachable fabric straps come printed with the brands’ logos. Accompanying the bags is a range of small leather goods in either Scotchgrain or pink grainy leather. There is a laptop case, a medium sized pouch, a coin purse, a small zip-around wallet and a Scotchgrain.
— This is a collection about friendship, like a conversation between Acne Studios and Mulberry that is found on mutual respect. Growing up, Mulberry was a truly iconic brand in Sweden. Their handbags bring back memories from my childhood — must be one of my earliest fashion memories. There is a pure Swedishness and Englishness to the collection, that twists the look in an interesting way. It was a pleasure for me looking through the Mulberry archive and, for nostalgic reasons, I was excited to work with their famous Scotchgrain,, says Jonny Johansson, Creative Director of Acne Studios.
— This is a perfect manifestation of the spirit of both our brands. It showcases Acne Studios’ wonderful Swedish design ethos and celebrates both the British heritage and modernity of Mulberry, says Thierry Andretta, CEO of Mulberry.Acne Studios & MulberryAcne StudiosJonny JohanssonThierry AndrettaAcne Studios’ Musubi bagMulberry BayswaterMulberry ScotchgrainMulberry