Mulberry has announced the global launch of its first ever collection of eyewear, inspired by British style icons.
The debut eyewear collection, which coincides with the launch of the brand’s Spring Summer ’19 collection, includes eight styles inspired by sixties Mod fashion.
During this decade distinctive eyewear was an important part of the major fashion influences of the time. Mulberry’s new eyewear collection takes these retro silhouettes and gives them a modern and playful twist for today’s generation.
The Kate, Emma, Charlotte, and Gian frames come in acetate, while the Tony and Lenny styles are crafted in lightweight metal wire. Enyd is a hybrid style combining both these materials. The colour palette echoes colours from the wider SS19 collection including Hibiscus Red, Sorbet Pink, black, and gold metallic.
The Mulberry eyewear collection is designed in Italy in partnership with eyewear specialist De Rigo.
Mulberry’s creative director, Johnny Coca, said: “Collecting and designing sunglasses is one of my personal passions, so it has been a pleasure for me to develop them as a new key category for Mulberry. I love working creatively with structures, silhouettes and lenses to build different styles with an attitude and a persona all of their own. They’re timeless, unisex pieces that become an essential part of everyday life; the final flourish that completes your look for the day.”
The collection will be officially launched at the Regent Street flagship store during London Fashion Week. The range will also be available from mulberry.com and select opticians. Prices range from £190 to £220.