Designer Priya Ahluwalia’s interesting, new collection celebrates the beauty of dark tresses

Schenelle Dsouza
On its 50th anniversary this year, British label Mulberry decided to collaborate with upcoming designer Priya Ahluwalia to create a capsule collection— Mulberry x Ahluwalia, as an ode to black hair.
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Priya Ahluwalia is a British designer and founder of the menswear brand Ahluwalia. She uses her Indian-Nigerian heritage as inspiration to create standout elements by repurposing vintage materials through various patchwork techniques. This unique method makes each element in all of her collections, a one-of-a-kind piece.
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The entire capsule collection— Mulberry x Ahluwalia is influenced by Ahluwalia’s fascination with hair as a means of identity, protest and expression. It celebrates the artistry and symbolism of hair, drawing inspiration from Priya’s Indian-Nigerian heritage, in which hair holds much importance.
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The capsule includes 100% sustainable Portobello Tote handbags— four oversized, five regular-sized and three mini Portobello Totes. The third one is a new size created especially for the collaboration.
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Ranging from 695 euros to 1,395 euros, the vibrantly patterned bags in the capsule collection blend Priya’s bold designs with Mulberry’s heritage.
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Along with the bags are four 100% organic silk scarves. Created in a 70×70 dimension, the scarves can be worn as a bandana or headscarf. These limited edition scarves cost 175 euros each.
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Crafted in Mulberry’s carbon-neutral Somerset Factories, the Mulberry x Ahluwalia capsule uses only repurposed fabrics and leathers that have been reworked specifically for the capsule.
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