Mulberry has been one of those brands I've adored for so long, particularly as I'm an accessories addict. I have a Mulberry Hobo bag now for about 6 years and it still looks the same as when I bought it. So as you can imagine when the invite arrived in London I couldn't help but overly anticipate the show. Usually each designer has their own choice in how they do invites. Some use mixed materials from luxury hand painted cards to unusual textiles ( I once had an invite printed on a handkerchief - it was clean don't worry!) but the Mulberry invite certainly won most beautiful this season! It arrived in a Mulberry box, inside hold a large purse featuring a handsewn squirrel and as you open the purse, behold was the invite!
What to expect for Mulberry A/W 2017?
Attending the show this season I knew my main focus would be on their accessories particularly for readers who are fellow handbag and shoe addicts! There was such a variation with broad colour palettes and combinations of boxed clutches to the oversized, the return of the circle bag and of course variations of the classic Mulberry Bayswater. For shoes and boots, the block heel is again here to stay with lots of combinations from bright summer like styles to classic practical knee high boots.
In terms of clothing, the brand has a broad spectrum of styles leaving it really open to diverse fashion tastebuds. Everything from loose layers and overlapping draped fabrics and skirts, loose blouses layered under soft silk dresses to tailored British heritage style. It was mainly oversized pieces which dominated the AW 17 runway for them with variations of frills to prints. You could definitely see how creative director Johnny Coca focused on Mulberry's British heritage from the 70's also with modern twists and of course craftsmanship which is at the heart of the brand.
Post show at Mulberry along with a familiar blogger face, Tanya Burr. :)