Mulberry teams with Acne Studios on capsule collection

Handbags in Mulberry x Acne Studios collection. Courtesy of Mulberry

Mulberry has collaborated with the designers at Acne Studios on a capsule collection.

The limited-edition line is comprised of bags and small leather goods, all of which marry Mulberry's English charm with Acne Studios' signature Swedish style.

"The Acne Studios and Mulberry collaboration 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," said Thierry Andretta, chief executive officer of Mulberry.

Mulberry's popular Scotchgrain bags have been reimagined by the team at Acne Studios, with multiple leather buckle strap fastenings and oversized metal hardware. The updated bag is available in messenger and mini cross-body satchel styles, as well as in pink and black crocodile print leather.

While Acne Studios' Musubi bag, with its origami knot, is combined with Mulberry's iconic Bayswater. The wide leather knot is laced through the Bayswater in both regular and micro sizes, with the item available in oak, black, and pink colourways.

In addition to the bags, there is a range of accessories made in either Scotchgrain or pink grainy leather. These include a laptop case, a medium-sized pouch, a coin purse, a small zip-around wallet, and a lanyard.

"This is a collection about friendship and our freedom as brands to do what we want to do. It is like a conversation between Acne Studios and Mulberry, one that is founded in mutual respect and a desire to make great product," added Jonny Johansson, creative director of Acne Studios. "There is pure Swedishness and Englishness to the collection that I think twists the look in an interesting way. I like how they are practical, and you also want to carry them. It feels good to make bags that are desirable and that also have purpose."

Pieces in the Mulberry x Acne Studios collection can be purchased in select stores from 5 November.

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