Mulberry – LFW Day 3
So in a nutshell, what makes Mulberry so special? Well, it’s pretty much the perfect combination of mixing together ‘classy English heritage’ with ‘parodic irreverence’ and often ‘whimsical’ clothing. This always culminates in a spectacular runway show, designed to awe its audience.
As we all know, Mulberry is famous for its wide range of handbags, so let’s step away from that for this particular runway show and focus on the clothes themselves. They were a delicate play of dark and light, including Mulberry’s signature tartan pattern as well as a variety of other prints.
Bronze was featured often in this collection which proved to be a good transitive colour from the tartan to the non-printed fabrics. There was also a particularly enchanting iridescent teal fabric used in two of the many outfits.
The collection included flattering cropped trousers, an array of jackets and coats and the occasional dress. The jackets were boxy and almost androgynous on their own, however paired with the trousers; the looks became chic and ladylike.
Moreover, the simplistic styling of the models allowed the beauty of the clothing to shine through without being overpowered. For example, the models were often wearing long gloves in the corresponding material to their outfits, which proved to be an interesting take on layering. Their shoes were also adorable, being heeled quasi-moccasins with the occasional splash of colour to compliment, but not detract from the looks and, well, the Mulberry bags were amazing.
Finally, Max, the Mulberry poodle, was a stunning model.
Written by Sophie Lau