LFW: Mulberry SS14
Prominent themes throughout the collection reflected Mulberry’s whimsical, romantic yet powerful style. Taking inspiration from monochrome, 1960s, 1990s and floral print trends, Mulberry’s collection embodied the elegance that women desire for the spring months.
Textured floral monochrome was a key look featured on the runway, appearing on blazer coats, cropped wide leg shorts and tops, and even as a coat for the shows Bulldog mascot. This print was beautifully shown layered, emphasising the strong print on print trend that has been developing in the past few shows.
Sheer fabrics in horizontal stripes with their opaque counterparts paved way for a fresh look at feminine beauty, whilst remaining subtle, showing a hint of flesh through the fabrics. Created in powder blues, barely there orange, crisp whites and black, this collection again was worn with a matching skirt or short, tailored to be wide. Each look, paired with block coloured sandals gave shorts a sophisticated twist.
The 1960s influences in Mulberry’s collection came from bold and slightly broken florals in bold reds, oranges and blacks on a silvery silk fabric. Keeping the accessories simple but bold in colour allows this look to be stylish enough for evenings but simple for daywear; just change your handbag.
Subtle detail was of great importance within this show; from doubling up on your clutch bags, to the silver popper fastening adorning the side seams of trousers, skirts and dresses alike.
The final 6 looks for Mulberry were crisp white. Raised floral patterns added much needed texture to the collection, and accessories were kept to a minimum; a simple white Bayswater is all that is needed.
This collection oozed luxury through its use of soft delicate fabrics to the bolder thicker textured pieces, and remained feminine despite wide cuts of trousers and boyfriend style jackets and shirts. This is a timeless collection.
Contributor: Sarah Stothard