Whenever a designer brand releases a tome, the first thing I ask myself is why. Having collected my fair share of hardcover tomes from the likes of Louis Vuitton and Prada, books like these always appeal to me most when it has something to say, instead of just page after page of self-glorification.
And in the case of Mulberry The Book, a 480 page labour of love that took almost 3 years to put together, it gives you a peek into the inner workings of the beloved British brand that has come a long way since it was first established in 1971.
Besides anecdotes from the brand’s founder, Roger Saul, the book also gives you a behind-the-scenes look at the Mulberry factory in Somerset, as well as what the entire Mulberry team has to go through season after season as they prep for the runway presentations. In essence, it is a candid look into the life of this quintessentially English luxury fashion brand, which will make a great gift for those of you who are fans of Mulberry, or if like me, just want to add a piece of Mulberry history onto your bookshelf.
Get it for GBP55 online at Mulberry, or get it in Singapore at the local boutique at Hilton Shopping Gallery.