Cementing its place as the quintessential British brand, Mulberry transformed the ballroom at Claridge’s into an English country garden, complete with an AstroTurf lawn and family of gnomes. The flowers didn’t stay on the catwalk; they were seen in full bloom on T-shirt hems, creeping up trouser legs and as oversized buttons on coats and jackets. Creative director Emma Hill took inspiration from the 1970s, adding an elegant edge and using a suitably opulent colour palette ranging from buttery caramel and mint green to rich navy and classic black.
The collection was perfectly suited to the unpredictable weather of an English summer with a range of shapes and styles; tailored trousers with a hint of flare, belted woollen sweaters, flowing pleated skirts and patterned jumpsuits all featured. Outerwear was arguably the strongest aspect of the collection: oversized biker jackets toughened up feminine skirts; cropped bouclé jackets and princess coats tied together matching ensembles; and a standout sequined jacket perfectly captured English eccentricity and evening elegance simultaneously.
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