Sunday, September 18, 2011
LFW Spring 2012: Mulberry
Mulberry again pulled out all the thematic stops for its morning of accessories and A-listers at Claridge's. Amid balloon animals and pink lemonade were today's big gets: Kristen Stewart and Kate Moss, a well-known fan of the Bayswater satchel. Curiously, she didn't carry Mulberry to the show, but played her part in a denim shirt and jeans from the label's current Resort collection. No matter—she's still the paparazzi-hounded face that sold a million bags. Are they hoping she'll do the same with denim?
Creative director Emma Hill's cutesy, all-things-English fetish took to the festive seaside in a continuation of Resort. There's a joke here about the wetness and less-than-sizzling temperatures of a British summer—thus the ribbed leggings and all those adorable swingy anoraks, Hill's take on a classic kagool. And by that reasoning, great little buttery, cropped leathers made perfect sense.