24 Jan 2024
Mulberry unveils a joyful collection for the Year of the Dragon in collaboration with designer Mira Mikati. The colourful capsule is characterised by Mikati’s eternally optimistic lens and cheerful iconography.
A vivid palette of Azure, Candy Pink, Acid Yellow, and touches of bright green, is applied to the collection, spanning Mulberry bags, keyrings, small leather goods, ready-to-wear and water bottles, in a showcase of both Mulberry and Mikati’s love for vibrant colour.
A smiling dragon animation punctuates the collection. The character, created by Mikati in homage to the Year of the Dragon, shows up in the form of a textural print, bag straps, 3D keyrings and a ready-to-wear motif. Pieces are also animated with a kaleidoscope of bright tassels, braided straps and fringing.
Showcased as part of the collaboration is a new Mulberry bag family: the Clovelly Tote and Mini Tote. Crafted from Refined Flat Calf Leather and set to join the brand’s core range in January, the stripped-back, slouchy silhouette will be available in colourways and animations from the collaboration. The luxury brand’s signature Antony messenger bag also features prominently, having had a makeover in the collection’s lively palette.
The leather used to create this collection is sourced from environmentally accredited tanneries and is also carbon-neutral, achieved through offsetting with the World Land Trust, in line with all of Mulberry’s leather products since 2022. Over half of the leather goods in the collaboration are made in the UK at the brand’s carbon- neutral Somerset factories.
The collection is brought to life through a series of lighthearted images, with the animated dragon appearing playfully throughout. The set reinterprets the fluid strokes from Mikati’s dragon’s tail as large, abstract shapes painted vivid green – a colour that signifies luck and new beginnings during the Year of the Dragon.
Customers will be able to explore the collection and get up close to the Mulberry x Mira Mikati dragon in stores. The animation will be brought to life as a 3D window installation, crafted in bright green. The collaboration is now available in stores and online. Prices start from $145.