Ahluwalia and Mulberry's Capsule Collection Is a Powerful Tribute to Black Hair
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Ahluwalia recently collaborated with luxury brand Mulberry to release a limited-edition capsule collection of 12 tote bags and four silk scarves. Leading the collaboration is the signature Mulberry Portobello tote, which Ahluwalia has reimagined in three different variations. The first is a series of oversize Portobello totes, followed by five regular-size ones and three mini totes — a size that was developed specifically for the capsule.
According to a press release, "The collection is influenced by Ahluwalia's fascination with hair as a means of identity, protest and expression, drawing on the designer's mixed Nigerian-Indian heritage, both cultures in which hair holds such importance." In order to further the collaboration, Mulberry has signed up to the Halo Code, a set of commitments focused on creating a future without race-based hair discrimination.
On the collection, the brand's creative director, Priya Ahluwalia, said: "Mulberry is a brand that I have memories of from childhood, ever since I used to borrow my Mum's own Mulberry bag, so this was an opportunity to collaborate with a brand that is very meaningful to me. I haven't yet had a chance to make accessories and I think with Mulberry x Ahluwalia, we've brought together our mutual values to create beautiful pieces that people can buy and cherish forever."
Ahead, take a look at the Mulberry x Ahluwalia capsule collection, available to purchase from Mulberry.com