For the latest installment of Mulberry Editions, the iconic luxury brand has teamed up with renowned designer Nicholas Daley. Some of fashion's original voices have been invited to re-create Mulberry's most well-known styles. Both companies share a strong appreciation for handwork, which is reflected in not just the final product's quality, but also its culturally rich history.
We discover a vivid celebration of musical history and the creative communities that inspire the designer's work in the Nicholas Daley collaboration.
Known for practicing a three Cs ethos in his work – character, content and craftsmanship - Mulberry Editions #5 focuses on integral aspects of Daley’s own practice, with a playful and nostalgic reference to the past for a contemporary perspective.
The collection was inspired by musical genres from different eras of history, translated into a series of accessories that communicate through both form and material. The results are an extensive range of bags in calf leather, python skin and wool felt, all hand-crafted in Italy.
The ‘Signs of the Times’ collection was launched to much fanfare earlier this year at London Fashion Week, with a range of bold designs depicting iconic symbols from across history. The initial release came in four different styles including bags adorned with musical notes, an ode to Daley’s own love of music, and a camera inspired by the world of film.
Mulberry continues to expand its own design talent through its Mulberry Editions program, which gives invited designers the opportunity to produce new collections in partnership with the British heritage brand. Previous collaborators include esteemed names such as Aitor Throup, Tomás Alonso and Tim Little, who have all been given a blank canvas to reinterpret a quintessentially British luxury product through their own unique lens.Mulberry is one of Britain’s most notable luxury labels, with heritage collections inspired by the country’s cultural past and present.