They’ve been adored globally for their bags for almost 50 years, but this week marked Mulberry’s first foray into eyewear.
Launching their debut sunglasses collection to coincide with the unveiling of the brand’s spring/summer ’19 offering, the accessories stalwart have introduced 20 different pairs in 8 different styles – each inspired by British style icons from the likes of Kate Moss to John Lennon.
The Kate, Jane, Emma, Charlotte and Gian frames come in chunky acetate, while the Tony and Lenny styles are shaped from a lightweight metal wire. The final style, the Enyd, is a hybrid of the two, fusing both acetate framework with metal accents.
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“Collecting and designing sunglasses is one of my personal passions,” said Mulberry’s creative director Johnny Coca of the new project, “so it has been a pleasure for me to develop them as a new key category for Mulberry.”
“I love working creatively with structures, silhouettes and lenses to build different styles with an attitude and a persona all of their own.”
“They’re timeless, unisex pieces that become an essential part of everyday life; the final flourish that completes your look for the day.”
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Even better, the brand’s Regent Street flagship store will be hosting an immersive experience over the weekend to celebrate the collection and coincide with London Fashion Week.