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Mulberry and Acne reveal "friendship" collaboration

Lauretta Roberts
05 November 2019

Mulberry and Acne Studios have unveiled their hotly anticipated joint collection today, labelling it a "friendship collaboration".

The collection of bags and small leather goods brings together the two houses, "marrying Swedish design with English charm". Key styles from both brands have been given a fresh twist in the limited-edition range, such as the Musubi bag, by Acne Studios, and the Bayswater, by Mulberry.

Acne Studios’ Musubi bag, with its signature origami knot, is combined with the Mulberry Bayswater, bringing together two of the houses’ most known and loved styles. The wide leather knot is laced through the Bayswater in either regular or micro sizes. Alongside versions in oak and black, it is also available in pink. Both brands' logos are feature on the detachable strap.

Accompanying the bags is a range of small leather goods in either Scotchgrain or pink grainy leather. There is a laptop case, a medium sized pouch, a coin purse, a small zip-around wallet and a Scotchgrain lanyard. Prices range from £90 for the lanyard to £1,295 for a Musubi bag.

“This is a collection about friendship and our freedom as brands to do what we want to do. It is like a conversation between Acne Studios and Mulberry, one that is founded in mutual respect and a desire to make great product,” said Jonny Johansson, creative director of Acne Studios.

“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,” added Thierry Andretta, CEO of Mulberry.

The collection is available at Mulberry and Acne Studios stores from today.

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