Axel Arigato Launches First-Ever Luxury Collaboration With Mulberry
Fusing British heritage with Scandi minimalism.
The limited-edition capsule merges the Scandi label’s distinctive minimalism with Mulberry’s classic appeal, resulting in an exclusive offering of unisex ready-to-wear, bags, footwear and accessories. Comprising 35 pieces, the collection offers a unique look inside Mulberry’s rich archive and draws inspiration from pop culture moments from the last 50 years.
“Although founded in Sweden, since its inception Axel Arigato has been particularly welcomed by the UK, and so to launch a collaboration with Mulberry, a brand firmly embedded in British fashion history, feels like a naturally intuitive partnership to roll out,” explains Albin Johanson, Axel Arigato co-founder, in a press release.
Kicking things off with a selection of leather bags, each piece takes cues from archive Mulberry designs, with the first silhouette drawing from Mulberry’s Oversized Bayswater bag. Next up is the Top Handle Bag, offering a contemporary reimagining of Mulberry’s signature Maddison silhouette. Rounding out the bag offering is the Shoulder Bag, an updated take on the brand’s classic Westbourne. Arriving in a slew of striking colorways including “Emerald Green” and “Azure Blue,” the bags also feature monochromatic black editions.
Elsewhere, footwear and apparel make up the rest of the dynamic offering, featuring split-color trenches, embroidered varsity jackets and monogram denim. Axel Arigato’s new Area Sneaker also makes an appearance, designed with Mulberry’s signature Postman’s lock, which features on more than a few of the collection’s hero styles. Tying the capsule together is a collaborative badge, combining Mulberry’s signature tree emblem with Axel Arigato’s insignia, offering a reflection of the collaboration’s community spirit.
“We’re delighted to reveal our collaboration with Axel Arigato, a brand which shares our values of community and creativity. Through Axel Arigato’s innovative and contemporary approach, iconic elements of our Mulberry DNA and archive have been reinterpreted on a collection with sustainability at its core, making this an exciting manifestation of the essence of both our brands,” adds Mulberry’s CEO, Thierry Andretta.
In line with Mulberry’s “Made to Last” ethos and Axel Arigato’s commitment to responsible design, all bags have been produced in the UK at Mulberry’s carbon-neutral factories, crafted with environmentally-accredited leather. Footwear is handmade in Portugal, utilizing recycled PET bottles, with all cotton products used receiving GOT certification.
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