Mulberry SS 2012 Featured

Report on the new ready-to-wear collection from London Fashion Week

Mulberry put a smile on the faces of the female A-listers seated in the front row of its Spring-Summer 2012 runway.
Creative director Emma Hill kept things ultra girly, flirty and fun for the brand’s new collection. Weather was a clear factor to the new designs, seeing as the brand’s native London is home to cooler summers than down south.

The show’s Claridges location was decked out in playful balloon animals, with a retro pink icecream truck serving up sweets to guests before the show. Actress Kristen Stewart came out to show her support for one of her favourite outfitters wearing belted Neely dress in a blue stripy straws print, braided booties in nightshade blue and a Mini Alexa handbag in Nightshade Blue Large Silky Snake from Mulberry's SS12 Pre Collection. Seated next to Stewart was supermodel Kate Moss wearing a total denim look that included a Gem's shirt and ankle length jeans from Mulberry’s Resort 2012 line.

Water-resistant jackets in punchy yellows and navy blues kept a summer vibe for rainy summer days, while long flowing tulle skirts and jumpsuits kept things romantic and airy for the season. Unconventional colour combinations were also of worthy note with olive greens contrasted against floral pink and a mustard yellow leather jacket worn over a cream gown.

The knee-length cocktail dresses caught our attention, especially one number emblazoned with metal details and gems, very princess rockstar. The softer rose and tan hues in the ready-to-wear matched impeccably with handbag accessories – of which Mulberry is best known for. The clothes hit the same notes as accompanying bags, where Mulberry’s classic designs were revisited this seasons in adorable and chic new ways. The ‘Alexa’ satchel had a teddy-bear head of rivets, the ‘Evelina’ hobo bag now comes in lemon or navy patent as well as a grassy green hued leather and a part of the brand’s new travel collection was a cute little camera bag – perfect to you’re your SLR cam around on your next vacation!

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