Image above: Tillie in silky snake print/ oak in Oak.
As you saw from the exclusive detail shot this morning, the Mulberry “TILLIE” bag is a key bag for Mulberry’s SS11 collection, it’s made of butter soft leather with touches of iconic Mulberry detailing, including a new detail– belt strap locks with intricately designed ‘trompe l’oeil’ metal closures. You must see this bag in person to feel how soft it is and how slouchy it hangs on the shoulder! The top handle actually lays flat and fairly undetectable until you need it and the leather wrapped chain is detachable. The most interesting news of the season, however, is that Mulberry will no longer use python skin this season. In its place is an innovative snake embossed calf leather, which was seen all over the poolside runway at the Mulberry presentation this afternoon. Inspired by Gray Gardens, Hill showed a breathtaking and whimsical ready to wear collection in addition to new bags to the Alexa group. Alexa fans worldwide will now be able to get their Alexa fix via Alexa shoulder bags in different sizes, Alexa Bengal Tiger printed Haircalf satchels, and Alexa clutches– all in varying shades and skins! Check Mulberry.com for details in the upcoming months. (Jump to see more photos from the presentation at the Soho house)
Sitting poolside waiting for the Mulberry Spring 2011 Presentation on a beautiful sunny day made me with it was Spring 2011 right now!
These chain style bags are very Chanel-y, think of it as the cheeky British interpretation of the timeless bag style.
You can choose from the chic satchel-style TILLIE, or the new Runway styles: DRAWSTRING SHOULDER and SMALL DRAWSTRING MESSENGER with chain detail, all shown in a range of covetable leathers including luxurious Bengal Tiger Haircalf (to die!) and the new leather, Silky Snake Print’.
Tillie Drawstring Shoulder in silky snake print/ oak
Tillie in Bengal Tiger Haircalf/ oak