If you’ve been following Mulberry online, you would have probably already seen these new bags from the Spring-Summer 2014 Womens Mulberry collection, which made its debut in London last Sunday. Creative Director Emma Hill’s last collection for the British house, gone are the bags that were quirky and whimsy, and in their place we’ve got pieces that are serious and formal.
Take for example the Kensal (on the right), a smallish envelope flap sling bag that ends in a push-clasp lock that will definitely remind you of some other bags currently available in the market. While the sling detailing is interesting (the sling is positioned from ‘inside’ of the bag, not from the sides), its single most unique feature has got to be the fact that the bag is double-sided (or two-faced) with two bags ‘stuck’ together back to back.
The other new bag that’s even more formal than the latter is the Willow Clutch Shoulder Bag (shown above, left), another two-faced delight that technically also takes a pair of clutches and sticks them back to back. Nice, but nothing really groundbreaking or earth-shattering, if you ask me.
Here are two more Kensal bags, which I believe to be smaller than the one you saw earlier. As with Mulberry’s style, you’ll often find the same bag offered in varying sizes because what’s big enough for one might be too small for another.
Other bags featured on the runway included a striped Willow, a striped Bayswater and a new variation of the Bayswater called the Double Sided Bayswater, which I’ll cover in another post. And that, my friends, is pretty much it.