Not content with making us swoon in fits of bag envy with every gorgeous campaign they roll out, luxe label Mulberry has upped the ante even further this season by recruiting Prince Harry’s ex-girlfriend, Cressida Bonas, to model pieces from the Spring/Summer 2015 collection. Shot by photographer Robert Fairer in an old London courthouse, Cressida poses with Cara Delevingne’s bag designs, as well as Mulberry’s classic styles, in a series of shots designed to accompany the 26-year old’s video for the brand, showcasing her dance talents.
Working alongside emerging creative talents focused in and around the arts world, the fairy-tale style dance project is the first of Mulberry’s ‘From England with Love’ stories, and features stunning Cressie (dancer, actress and all-round fashion darling) busting some rather sublime moves along a grassy runway, before coming across her dream handbag at the very end. Just your average day right?
The piece, choreographed by former Rambert School Leading Dancer Martin Joyce, was created to reflect the mood of the new SS15 collection, which takes inspiration from traditional British gardens like Kew, Great Dixter and Sissinghurst. The music is provided by legendary NYC post-disco darlings ESG.
Apart from looking gorgeous and dancing up a storm in THAT maxi (Mulberry’s drool-worthy £1800 Buttercup dress), Cressida has also picked out some of her favourite Mulberry pieces as part of an online edit that you can shop at your leisure. We’re particularly taken with the Bayswater in Mushroom Grey – the ultimate investment piece.
Cressida (who is set to make her feature debut in upcoming flick Tulip Fever later this year), was thrilled about the collaboration, saying ‘I loved the story and the attitude they wanted to convey. Our team wanted the girl in the film to have energy and fun, with the curiosity to explore which draws her up the stairs and into the mirrored room. Once she’s there and feels that no one’s watching, she just wants to dance for the joy of it. The setting makes her feel free, and using dance to convey this feeling works so well for the story, and it adds signature Mulberry charm and wit.’ We couldn’t agree more.