Yesterday after Cara Delevingne tweeted a teaser video and a picture of the 'Made in England' tattoo on her foot, alongside 'Made in England' in blue leather, with the caption 'coming soon' we were pretty certain that the supermodel had designed a handbag for Mulberry, but now excitingly we can reveal that she has in actual fact created a whole collection of accessories for the British heritage label.
Made In England: Cara's Mulberry collection [Instagram]
We attended a top-secret event with Cara and Mulberry at 1.30pm at Claridge's in London today when the collection was unveiled. Naturally the supermodel herself showcased the designs in what felt like a piece of performance art, fitting considering her recent transition into acting. She flitted around barefoot on the woodland set alongside a pack of Mulberry dogs throughout the presentation, which was very magical, very ethereal, and a little bit bonkers. We wouldn't expect anything less from the catwalk star!
Watch Cara for Mulberry above
A press release confirmed: 'Mulberry is delighted to announce a creative collaboration with Cara Delevingne, an iconic British model, up and coming actress and music maker. Cara is internationally renowned for her unique style. She is much loved for her quirky spirit and 'joie de vivre' and is a leading light of the fashion and entertainment worlds. To Mulberry she epitomises the brand values of British heritage combined with London cool. Cara and Mulberry have worked together to create a collection of bags'.
The Mulberry Cara Delevingne bag has a three-in-one style, with a mini, large and medium. There is also a limited edition bag inspired by Cara's lion finger tattoo, with gold lion rivets which were created at Mulberry's Somerset atelier. This one will go down well with the Delevingners.
Cara's tattoos are also involved. Mulberry say that Cara wanted each bag to be like opening a letter and discovering a special surprise – as inside there is a lion rivet and a heart shaped patch based on her tattoo. Cara said: 'I want there to be hidden gems inside, based on things that are personal to me, which my tattoos definitely are.'
All of the bags were made in England, with a team of 700 craftsmen and craftswoman. Of course Made in England is also one of Cara's tattoos, so a copy of her tat is stamped on the bottom of each bag. Cara said about the collection ' The fact that the collection is made here is so cool. I love that a lot. It just seems so natural… the fact that it can come from here, and it's a British company with a great luxury heritage.'
According to Cara this is a bag for everyone, as she said 'My Granny will like this bag. She's one hundred and two years old. My five year old cousin will probably like this bag. He's a bag.' Sold? Well join the waiting list which is now up on Mulberry.com
Take a look at the Cara Delevingne x Mulberry collection in the gallery above >>