For Valentine’s Day 2022, Mark Cross introduces a capsule collection of super-decorated Key Hoods, which will be affixed to the house’s iconic Rear Window and Grace bags.
Key Hoods are an established component of Mark Cross designs; they are included in many handbag models as removable accessories, and they’re inspired by the original lock hardware on the Grace. Now, though, they’re given a romantic and gestural upgrade befitting of the
lover’s holiday: Celadon and Mark Cross Red ribbon regalia, complete with jewel-like embellishments.
The accouterments are creative director Rebeca Mendoza’s subversive take on an event that can often veer into the saccharine. These bow-accented Key Hoods are knowingly regal, and full of pomp,
given the circumstance. In particular, she was inspired by the excesses and extravagances of Sofia Coppola’s Marie Antoinette. The ribbons may also be worn as a hair clip.
The Valentine’s Day 2022 Key Hoods will be sold with Rear Window or Grace bags, while supplies last.