Brand Snapshot | The Leighton by Mulberry
This week, Walpole’s CEO Helen Brocklebank and Head of Membership Stephanie Robinson are in the South West of England for a tour of our members who reside in the area.
As part of this, they are visiting Mulberry’s Somerset factory to see first-hand how the company’s iconic designs are brought to life, including the new-for-Autumn/Winter 2018 bag the Leighton: a collection inspired by and designed for the Mulberry woman – youthful in spirit and bold in character.
Available in two silhouettes, the Leighton and the Small Leighton, this new shape is constructed with a modern slouch in soft, supple leather. This season, Mulberry’s accessories share a theme of versatile femininity, as evidenced by the Leighton’s trio of straps which invite a flexibility of attitude and aesthetic.
The colours and prints of the Autumn Winter Ready-to-Wear collection, are echoed in the Leighton’s palette of demure shades and dynamic brights with Dark Clay, Coral Rose and Deep Amber for the Autumn collection. The Winter tones of Vibrant Lavender Blue, Purple Heather and Rust Orange appear with studded pearl cabachons or prints in delicate embroidery, giving the handbags’ sophisticated, sleek silhouettes a hand-crafted touch.
The Leighton is finished with Mulberry’s newest hardware signature, The Rider’s Lock. Inspired by the shapes of the brand’s iconic Postman’s Lock, this new closure symbolises an evolution in Mulberry’s history. Here, the Rider’s Lock gives the Leighton a fresh fluidity and playfulness, transforming its shape when styled open or closed.
The Leighton embodies Creative Director Johnny Coca’s point of view on femininity: a balance of magnetic strength, modern attitude, and delicate playfulness with a touch of eccentricity.
Click here to read more about Walpole’s South-West tour.