Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Mulberry LFW Recap

Worldwide known for extraordinary creativity and high originality, London Fashion Week is one of the most anticipated, and loved events of the season. British Fashion Council has been essential to the success of LFW, as well as the support from Natalie Massenet (CEO and founder of net-a-porter.com). On the final day of London Fashion Week, we saw young and fresh designers’ first collections like Simone Rocha –daughter of John Rocha- alongside established households names such as, Mulberry.

Under the creative genius of Emma Hill, Mulberry presented an all-around beautiful and ultra feminine collection. Style.com called it, “mood-boosting,” subtle, yet strong colours, accompanied by charming cherry blossom-inspired prints, that created a “sugar rush” effect on viewers. The runway started with plain ochre colours, mixing fine leather attires (a Mulberry trademark), with satin flower printed coats, and magnificent bags. Also, wide-shaped coats, and contoured blazers, gave a modern, and sleek 50’s/60’s vibe.

Then, the show transitioned to pastels, with some all-white pieces accentuated by dark buttons and embroidery. There was a revolving door of skirts, dresses, shorts, trousers, blazers, coats, as well as full-printed suits. Finally, Emma Hill wrapped it around with jaw-dropping navy blue, blossom-printed pieces, that were the highlight of the show. Closing with some all-black outfits, and two beige dresses coordinated with beautiful white jackets.

Suzy Menkes spoke very honestly about London Fashion Week, and how it has developed over the years. “The fact that is no longer about giving out ideas into the stratosphere; but, harnessing those ideas to businesses that are able to grow, makes a tremendous difference about London this year”. In other words, that the fashion showcased was not only highly inspirational and beautiful, but also profitable for its design houses to keep Fashion growing and evolving.

I just love the way she speaks, and it’s also so true. Don’t you think? 

By: Maria Jose Garcia