British brand Mulberry, celebrated for their luxury and enticing leather handbags, have teamed with It-girl Cressida Bonas in a new film that captures the essence of their heritage and new Spring Collection. Bonas, the former girlfriend of Prince Harry, was hand-picked by the brand to showcase her impressive dance moves in the first of a series of short films.
Entitled “Cressida Bonas and the Buttercup Dress,” this first digital feature sees the actress and dancer glide around a disused warehouse in London, hopping over floorboards and dancing along with a Bayswater bag, one of the most iconic offerings from Mulberry. The film is supposed “explore the mood of carefree lightheartedness evoked by an English garden on a summer’s day,” according to the brand, and is the first in their “From England With Love” series, made to highlight their roots and the great creative talent of the country.
Bonas, who is a graduate of the prestigious Trinity Laban Dance Conservatoire in London said that it was “great to be approached for the project and develop ideas with Mulberry. I loved the story and the attitude they wanted to convey.” She adds that her character in the film needed “to have energy and fun, with the curiosity to explore which draws her up the stairs and into the mirrored room. And once she’s there and feels that no one’s watching – then 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.” The team behind the production also includes BAFTA-award-winning production designer Michael Howells, director Ivana Bobic and choreographer Martin Joyce, who was previously a leading dancer with Rambert Dance Company. You can view the video by clicking here.