Mulberry launches its eyewear collection in a new expansion of their unisex lifestyle offering. Coinciding with the unveiling of the SS2019 collection, this debut collection presents seven styles inspired by British style icons. They each resonate with the youthful, irrepressible spirit of our heritage, and this season’s wider collection.
Taking an aesthetic sojourn to the Mod subculture of the sixties. This was an era when distinctive eyewear silhouettes, from John Lennons to Jackie Os, became synonymous with their wearers. The bold styles add a fresh, playful edge to these retro influences. The Mulberry frames fall into categories: the Kate, Jane, Emma and Gian come in chunky acetate while the Tony and Lenny styles are shaped from a lightweight metal wire. The final silhouette, the Enyd, combines both materials in a hybrid style. The colour palette borrows from the seasonal ready-to-wear, showcasing shades from Hibiscus Red to Sorbet Pink, as well as timeless black and golden metallics.
Emphasizing on craftsmanship and quality as much as form and functionality, this brand-new category have been created in partnership with eyewear specialists DeRigo. ‘The exciting decision to launch eyewear felt like a logical progression for me. When I design, it’s important for me to consider of every aspect of a person’s life. Eyewear presented a fresh new avenue to expand the Mulberry lifestyle. For this first collection, the idea was to create bold but refined frames that are both feminine and masculine, elegant and timeless. They reference a moment in time but feel right for right now.’ Johnny Coca.