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Paul Smith and Mulberry collaborate on unisex bag collection

Lauretta Roberts
20 January 2023

Two British fashion greats, Paul Smith and Mulberry, have collaborated on a unisex bag collection celebrating British creativity and craft and fusing the signature styles of the two houses.

The bags made their Paul Smith's AW23 men’s show at Paris Fashion Week and the full 10-piece capsule collection will launch later in Autumn 2023.

Mulberry and Paul Smith said "a shared approach to heritage style and sustainable innovation" has brought them together for the collection, which reworks the timeless MulberryAntony bag employing pops of primary colour alongside Paul Smith’s hallmark Signature Stripe.

“Paul Smith and Mulberry were founded within a year of each other in the 1970s, so you could say our brands grew up and came of age together,” Sir Paul Smith said. “I think that’s at least partly why we share such a similar approach to creativity and craft – that and our Britishness.”

Mulberry CEO Thierry Andretta added: “British creativity and craft are central to the Mulberry x Paul Smith collaboration, and we are proud that the full collection will be made in the UK at our two carbon-neutral Somerset factories,” added Mulberry CEO Thierry Andretta.

Sir Paul Smith founded his fashion business with a menswear boutique in Nottingham while Mulberry was founded by Roger Saul in Somerset in 1971. They are now two of the most recognised names in British fashion with global reputations and stores.

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