The leather goods label Mulberry might be known for its golden oldies, but Johnny Coca, the recently installed designer, presented a new take on its classic replica handbags at London Fashion Week yesterday.
He super-sized the best-selling Bayswater tote to huge proportions and called it the Piccadilly, and shrank chain-handled messenger bags to the size of a mobile phone.
Coca riffed on a theme of uniforms and Oxbridge with his new shape, the Cherwell. The box-bag style was inspired by satchels and school lunchboxes and comes panelled with contrast striped leathers in club tie colours.
Each has several outer pockets and…