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Mulberry teams with Acne Studios for stunning ‘Friendship’ collection

Mulberry teams with Acne Studios for stunning ‘Friendship’ collection

Acne Studios & Mulberry have announced a collaboration between the two houses, marrying Swedish design and English charm in a limited edition capsule collection.

This capsule collection from Mulberry and Acne Studios sees Mulberry heritage and house codes reinterpreted by the iconic Swedish brand, with a twist of their own DNA.

To announce the collaboration all the two brands released was a new logo, specially created for the new collection, with the letters of Acne Studios appearing like leaves in Mulberry’s tree emblem, and a short statement adding that the high-end collection would “marrying together the signature designs of the two houses”.

The two brands today have unveiled the ‘Friendship’ collection of bags and small leather goods, which they describe as a collection “marrying Swedish design with English charm,” while giving a “fresh twist” to key styles from both brands, by reinterpreting the Musubi bag, by Acne Studios, and the Bayswater, by Mulberry.

Scotchgrain

A signature material for Mulberry luggage. A new territory for Acne Studios. Durable, water-resistant, reimagined.

Rethink Pink

An Acne colour with iconic status, now available in Mulberry’s signature leather on some instantly recognisable silhouettes.

Beyond Bags

Tactile Scotchgrain gives a fresh feel to accessories.

Jonny Johansson, creative director of Acne Studios, explained in a statement: “This is a collection about friendship, like a conversation between Acne Studios and Mulberry that is found on mutual respect. Growing up, Mulberry was a truly iconic brand in Sweden. Their handbags bring back memories from my childhood – must be one of my earliest fashion memories.”

Thierry Andretta, chief executive of Mulberry, added: “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.”

The full collection will be available in selected Acne Studios and Mulberry stores November 5, prices range from £90 for a lanyard to £1,295 for a small Musubi Bayswater or a Buckled Bayswater.

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