Mulberry teams up with designer Nicholas Daley

THE latest capsule released as part of the Mulberry’s Edition series is Mulberry x Nicholas Daley. The collection of music-inspired accessories and a new interpretation of their classic Antony satchel launched in stores, and online, on the 13th January 2022. 

The Edition series has been a platform for three of the current most influential names in design today to employ their creativity to one of Britain’s most historical brands – Priya Ahluwalia being the first, followed by Richard Malone and now Daley. Each capsule has drawn inspiration from Mulberry’s heritage with a contemporary twist coming from the chosen designer’s unique voice. 

Mulberry X Nicholas Daley

Nicholas Daley’s work is rooted in craftsmanship and community and often explores his own dual Scottish and Jamaican heritage. For this collection in particular, Daley looked into the music scenes associated with his cultural alignment, specifically in the 1960s and ‘70s.

The flare of rock n’ roll, reggae and jazz is infused throughout the capsule – with whipstitch fringing and braided motifs mimicking the outfits worn by music phenomenons such as Miles Davis, Roy Ayers and Jimi Hendrix. Guitar and saxophone straps are crafted in suede tones, as well as a plectrum case and hats featuring embroidery techniques that are found across North Africa and the Caribbean. 

A marriage of Mulberry’s Made to Last ethos and Daley’s community conscious approach to design is ever present, celebrating craftsmanship and sustainability at the same time.

Daley redesigned The Antony in five different sizes, with the regular and oversized satchels being produced in Mulberry’s carbon-neutral factories in Somerset. All leathers and suedes used are also accredited by the Leather Working Group – a certification for responsible manufacturing. 

Mulberry X Nicholas Daley

Mulberry X Nicholas Daley

Mulberry X Nicholas Daley

The pieces have been showcased within a filmed live jazz session. A specially written composition by Sons of Kemet’s Shabaka Hutchings is featured, alongside recording artist Lianne La Havas.

The band is made up of Daisy George, Jasmine Kayser, Shirley Tettah, Grifton Forbes-Amos, Elijah Clarke and David Laleye-Thomas. All of whom are part of Tomorrow’s Warriors; a talent development charity set up over 30 years ago, to support London’s flourishing new jazz generation. Whilst being inspired by the past, Nicholas Daley continues to champion the future.

By Pia Brynteson

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