Monday, 21 February 2011

London Fashion Week- Mulberry

Mulberry's creative director Emma Hill transported her starry audience back to their childhood by drawing inspiration for this collection from Roald Dahl's classic, Fantastic Mr Fox.

Claridge's Ball Room had been given a countryside makeover, the catwalk was surrounded by woodland scenery - trees, birds, toadstools - magical. There were red jacketed fox hunters handing out cakes with blackberry and apple juice drinks. And just to add to the woodland theme that bit more they went that bit further by labelling the rows after animals, not numbers - Foxes for the front row, Hedgehogs for the second etc. Entering the enchanted forest by nightfall the show began...

Mulberry- Enchanted Forest at London's Claridges
The iconic Mulberry accessories in-particular bags for Autumn 2011 were 'the colour of polished conkers.' with wedge-heeled 'Tillie' ankle boots and, the ultimate accessory, handbag-sized dogs to fit into your Bayswater.

Mulberry- Autumn/Winter 2011

For next season, Mulberry has a great silhouette-Gorgeous gold plisse gowns, to school-girl, knee-high socks worn with culottes, somehow everything appeared instantly on-the-money.
Maxi skirts and dresses with a flouncey hem under pocketed, belted jackets, or high-waisted jodpur-tight trousers with tan knee high boots (which are going to be the top of every wish list come Autumn), all in an autumnal palette of khakis, aubergine, greys and browns.
Skirts were pleated and maxi long; or there were box pleated A-line miniskirts or cullottes. One look, a CND symbol embossed black pleated maxi skirt, worn under a belted pocketed leather jacket is going to be all over the street style blogs next winter.

It was a show that was firmly embedded in Mulberry’s unashamedly English heritage.

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