For Summer 2017, Mulberry’s Creative Director Johnny Coca juxtaposes two different facets of Britishness: respect, and rebellion. This collection draws inspiration from the uniforms of British society, combining traditional heritage with modern design. Mulberry continues to celebrate British identity, reinventing both their archives and British traditions into bespoke fashion.
This season Johnny Coca has revisited, reinvented and redesigned the school uniform into something enviable, refined and stylish. The classic Darley bag features stripes of colours reminiscent of days of past. And the Cherwell Satchel in a stunning go-with-everything dark red, or rubber-duck yellow, has a truly bright and summery vibe. These satchels have been designed as a modern take on traditional British lunch boxes. Far from holding the standard sandwich and juice box, these elegant and sleek bags will store your luxury essentials, and is something to show off far beyond the school lunchroom.
Here are a selection of our favourites from the Summer bag collection. From left to right: Bayswater with Strap, £1,195; Cherwell Satchel, £695; Darley, £795. Navy, rich burgundy, bright daffodil-yellow and russet brown dominate the colour schemes, adding formality and style, whilst coming with the handy ability to add a finishing, matching touch to a whole potential combination of outfits. Most of us will be familiar with these primary foundational colours from our old school or house colours, but this far from detracts, adding a wonderful sense of nostalgia to the luxurious leather bags. On the catwalk, these were accessorised with boxy blazers and loose skirts and culottes, whose patterns directly echoed those printed on the bags, adding to the feel of prep-school attire.
From left to right: Pembroke Midnight, White & Coral Red Smooth Calf, £1,250; Small Pembroke Silver Mirror Croc Print, £995; Cherwell Square Midnight, White & Scarlet Smooth Calf & Shiny Lamb, £1,250.