I must apologise for the lack to posts recently but I’ve been a busy bunny with LFW. This was the first time I’ve attended the bi-annual extravaganza that is London Fashion Week. I was lucky enough to be granted BFC Blogger Accreditation which was a HUGE honour (more on that to follow).
For now I have to share with you the highlight of my fashion week (and year!!)…. the Mulberry S/S15 Presentation. Walking along the corridors of Mulberry HQ I half expected Cara Delevingne to appear from a meeting…. it was just one of those afternoons, where anything could happen.
The beautiful white floral display in the atrium set the tone for the S/S15 presentation perfectly.
The collection was presented aside enormous vases and stone urns filled with blue and white blossoms. The ideal setting for a collection inspired by Kew Gardens, Sissinghurst and Great Dixter. Cornflowers, delphiniums and cow parsley featured throughout in prints, embroidery and textured materials. Short and long silk dresses with subtle floral prints in white, cornflower blue and black will be perfect for summer garden party. A blue silk crêpe dress cut in a 1940’s style to flatter the body featured exquisite red and white beading.
A white lace shirt with oversized pockets in a utilitarian style represented the collections theme of a ‘stylish girl that doesn’t mind getting her hands dirty’ to a tee. Mulberry incorporated their trademark luxury leather heritage to good use by including leather skirts and laser cut leather tops in a hexagon design.
An updated version of the LBD with contrasting white delphiniums climbing up the sides created a new twist on a classic, panelled shift dress.
I took a particular shine to the new look handbags which featured woven leather panels, that looked like raffia and reminded me of long, hot summer holidays. S/S15’s IT bag is the Delphie Duo which transforms from one style to another by simply folding the front flap over to reveal a contrasting panel in a different material/colour. After last seasons’ Cara Delevingne handbag collection it was hard to imagine how the brand would top such an iconic collection. By using a mix of innovative design and a circular lock reworked from a 70’s piece from the archives, Mulberry have managed to produce a winning design.
Talking of accessories two pairs of sandals took my fancy, a black snake-skin pair that will work with practically everything and a statement floral pair in cornflower blue and coral floral print. There’s also a matching clutch in the same print if you fancy doing a matching heels and handbag combo.
Before I left I picked up a Mulberry flower bomb which will transform my own garden into a wildflower meadow next Spring… I can’t wait!