Thursday, August 21, 2008

Tragic hall of fame: Mulberry.

Burberry plaid might claim UK ‘It’ statues, but Tragic wants to direct your swoon to another accessories powerhouse…a little recognised hero of timeless design…the marvel that is Mulberry 

Established in Somerset circa 1974, Mulberry has always managed to marry tailored form with sleek function in the name of leather. For women and men, the label’s totes, luggage, purses, wallets and scarves have established luxury prestige without pretension. Classics like the Mulberry ‘Bayswater’ and ‘Mabel’ became iconic when on the arms of Kate Moss and Kate Bosworth. And historic collaborations with Bartley Luella in 2001 (before colabs were the new black) instilled the brand with progressive status. 

Mulberry’s latest partnership with English artist Julie Verhoeven sees delicate watercolours splashed across melt-in-your-mouth totes and clutches. If only Mulberry would open next to Zara then we’d be in fashion heaven. 

Do you lust after any unsung heroes of the fashion world?

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