Mulberry : 11.00 Sunday – Claridges Hotel
You can always rely on Emma Hill at Mulberry to deliver a catwalk collection with a very British theme and sense of humour, the latter often shown in animal themed prints and dogs walking the catwalk (dogwalk?)
Next seasons collection is for the grown-up woman who loves to mix, match and clash her prints and tweeds. We saw different designs of autumnal florals layered over one another with coats over tunics and trousers and checks against tweeds. Smart, elegant and very wearable, layering fabrics, prints and checks is going to be really fun and fresh for next season.
The long lines and skirts-over-trousers featured throughout the collection, I can’t believe this style has made a return from 1998 for A/W ’13 (I remember the pair I desperately wanted from from Miss Selfridge; grey, tailored and with half a skirt attached with bow ties. Class.)
And then there was double leather, a look that I have always looked at with both lust and trepidation, fearing that if I were to wear it I may look like Lisbeth Salander of ‘The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo.’ Here however, it is sleek and feminine with puff – sleeved jackets and luxe skater-skirts, as opposed to a fierce and fetish-like leather-on-leather S&M look. Soft touches of nudey pink (that tailored coat is so sleek) and an all white-on-white-on-white look lightened the dark teal and autumnal palette; I love those lights for the winter, the total opposite of summer blacks that we saw for S/S ’13.
It is such a strong collection, full to bursting with pieces that I would love in my new season wardrobe; I adore this brand for is quintessential Brit charm.
PART PRIM / PART FIERCE
LONDON LADY COOL/CHIC IN PUFF SLEEVED TWEED & TAILORING
LONG LINE KIMONO-STYLE FLORALS
SOFT NUDE TAILORING & PETER-PAN STYLING
WHITE ON WHITE ON WHITE: FRESH, CLEAN & MODERN