The Acne Studios x Mulberry Collection Marries Swedish Design With English Charm
As an It girl-approved brand known for its must-have pieces (like, its signature ankle boots or motorcycle jackets) Acne Studios is a name that needs no introduction. In short, the label knows what it’s doing, especially when it comes to leather goods. So of course, when you combine the sheer sheer appeal of Acne Studios with another label revered for its craftsmanship, it's a guaranteed hit. And with the Acne Studios x Mulberry collaboration, the result is as chic as you would expect.
Almost everything from Sweden carries an undeniable cool factor and Acne Studios’ pieces are no exception. In its latest collaboration with heritage accessories brand Mulberry, the label is fusing its design-forward appeal with classic English charm and key styles from each brand (such as Acne Studios’ Musubi and Mulberry’s Bayswater) are getting a refreshing twist.
The 17-piece collection includes a range of handbags as well as small leather goods, like a wallet, a laptop case, and a coin purse. And with prices ranging from $110 to $1675, there’s bound to be a piece in this collection within your budget.
Since this collaboration comes out of the longtime friendship between Acne Studios’ creative director Jonny Johansson and Mulberry’s CEO Thierry Andretta, friendship and freedom are the overarching themes for the capsule collection.
“The Acne Studios and Mulberry collaboration is a perfect manifestation of the spirit of both our brands,” Andretta shared in a press release. “It showcases Acne Studios’ wonderful Swedish design ethos and celebrates both the British heritage and modernity of Mulberry.” Johansson also expressed that the collaboration feels like a conversation between each brand that is “founded in mutual respect and a desire to make great product.”
The Swedish label’s design team has reimagined a selection of Mulberry’s iconic Scotchgrain bags to feature multiple buckle straps and metal hardware — embellishments often seen in Acne Studios’ beloved pieces. Available in messenger and mini cross-body styles, these updated handbags also come in pink and black croc-print in addition to Mulberry’s signature brown color-way.
Perhaps the best example of the collaboration’s creative synergy is its version of Acne Studios’ cult Musubi design. While the leather bag — which is available in oak, black, and pink — features its signature origami knot, it laces through the classic silhouette of Mulberry’s Bayswater.
If you're eager to shop the Acne Studios x Mulberry collaboration, TZR has listed a range of the styles below. And if you're hoping to find another design more suited to you, visit Mulberry's website to peruse the entire offering in full.