Mulberry canceled showing of their fall/winter collection, but only to stage a presentation of Cara Delvingne’s collection of bags at Claridges during London Fashion Week. Collaboration started immediately after Delevingne casually mentioned that she would like to design a bag for the brand while posing for their spring/summer 2014 campaign. The Mulberry team started working with her immediately.
The key concept behind The Mulberry Cara Delevingne Collection was creating bags that can be worn in all occasions. The result is a collection of three models of handbags bags in three different sizes which have straps and can be worn as backpacks or carried on the shoulder. This clever patent was never used before and it allows you to have one single bag that can be worn in three different ways to match both day and evening outfits.
After the presentation at Claridges Delvingne said that she was happy to design her Mulberry bags rather than just putting her name on somebody else’s creation. She confessed that the first bag she ever had was Mulberry Edie. “Before that it was always fabric bags from India. I loved that bag and wore it to death”, she said.
Tim Walker created yet another dreamy campaign for Mulberry with supermodel Cara Delevingne and this time it is a cheerful tea party with animals. The campaign was photographed in the very same 18th century mansion in Oxfordshire where the fall/winter 2013 campaign was shot. While the previous campaign was rather dark and gloomy with Cara being surrounded with owls, this one is very bright and summery. The art director Cooke Newhouse said that it was a “beautiful but naughty tea party with Cara and her ark of animals” and added that they “didn’t have the best table manners, but Cara was very forgiving”.
When asked what is her favorite Mulberry bag, Cara replied that it is the one named after her, which hasn’t been made yet. She expressed her wish to design a Mulberry bag and trainers.
Images: courtesy of Mulberry