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Posted: March 22, 2022

The History of Mulberry

Born in Somerset, England in 1971, Mulberry has been a champion of progressive British heritage for almost 50 years. In this time, it has become inextricably linked to a tradition of craftsmanship and intelligent creativity.

The Mulberry brand is quintessentially British. Born out of their home kitchen and named after the trees that surrounded it, founder Roger Saul, with help from his mother, created a brand with an emphasis on nature, family and growth. After creating smaller lines of buckled belts and bags, Mulberry eventually created their first womenswear line in 1979. High-quality materials and timeless designs coupled with an unmistakable logo quickly propelled Mulberry into the spotlight.

In 2000, Scott Henshall was recruited as their new Creative Director. Scott would make several changes, most notably was acquiring popular celebrities to collaborate with the brand. These celebrities would include Victoria Beckham, Kate Winslet and Anna Friel, with Friel becoming the face of the brand. 

As the largest manufacturer of luxury leather goods in the UK, Mulberry has created some of fashion’s most iconic handbags. Styles from the signature Bayswater to the newcomer Amberley have quickly achieved modern classic status. Today, Mulberry continues a legacy of manufacturing expertise combined with fashion-forward but functional pieces. Designed for modern, everyday lives, the collections represent the versatility and complexity of contemporary Britishness.  Borrowing from the archives and British traditions, they reinvent the past to create something timeless: it speaks of the now, but will remain relevant into the future.
“Play with the classic, twist the conventional, use the familiar to make something inspiring and new.” – Johnny Coca, Mulberry Creative Director.

Mulberry Eyewear Collection

More recently, Mulberry has continued creating newer collections including their Mulberry eyewear collection. With their debut sunglasses collection debuting in 2018, Mulberry have since released fresh designs and new styles with each season. 

With over 40 different pairs in 12 unique styles, The Mulberry prescription eyewear collection offers plenty of choices. Timeless designs made from durable and long-lasting frames are enveloped in stylish patterns and colour combinations. Each frame is embellished by the unmistakable tree of the Mulberry logo. 

Eyewear Collection 2022

The Mulberry SS22 collection celebrates heritage and expresses a distinctive and timeless sense of femininity. The extensive use of sustainable biodegradable acetates elegantly spans the chromatic spectrum, moving from havana hues to solid colours. The metal frames are also eye-catching, flaunting refined detailing and the use of crystals to exalt the look and sophistication of the shapes. As is always the case with Mulberry eyewear, the connection with the leather collection is plain to see. Iconic elements such as Mulberry green or the logo engraved onto the ‘Postman’s Lock’ logo plate are re-invented in a new and ever-fresh key.

The latest Mulberry England Optical Eyewear and Sunglasses are available at The Optical Factory and Hearing Clinic. Contact us for more information.

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