This week I visited the Mulberry showroom in London
to view their current collection, spring / summer 2015.
Following the 2013 departure of former creative director, Emma Hill
the new collection is a collaborative effort of the Mulberry design team.
It is quite cohesive, as if created by one sure and steady hand.
The clothing was displayed in fluid flow, ordered by colour,
amongst large vases bursting with the floral influences,
from which the collection was inspired.
Majestic blues of delphinium spikes and tiny cornflower (bachelor’s button)
in addition to the delicate whites of cow parsley (Queen’s Anne lace)
were the floral emphases.
(image from hgtvgardens.com):
blue delphinium spikes
(image from desk7.net):
blue compact cornflower buds
(image from telegraph.co.uk):
creamy – white, intricate patterned cow parsley bunches
The vibrancy of the blue flower colour story,
was expressed in prints on lush jacquard.
These pieces were invitingly sensuous:
beautiful to look at, beautiful to touch.
The delicacy and patterning effect of the cow parsley was evident
in the white lace pieces: a flowy, sheer exposed back maxi dress and
short sleeved, shirt with exposed flap front pockets.
A variety of fabrication added depth and dimension to the collection.
Particularly that of the black leather, laser cut -out pieces:
a beguilingly light-weight dress,
a button-less , 3/4 length jacket and
crew – neck, side slit top.
In addition, sturdy khaki was presented in a top and a mini shift dress,
which hinted at an element of strength amongst the dainty.
The collection is extremely wearable with the option to interchange pieces
and create different style combinations.
(photos by meappropriatestyle):
cow parsley delicate whites
delphinium blue-inspired print jacquard
My ‘Gotta have it!’ piece of the collection
collar – less dress with round neck, cinch waist
with an ingeniously paneled skirt,
which created a boning effect.
Thus, allowing the skirt to maintain a slight
burst of cornflower blue
jacket, skirt, dress
made from a lush fabric reminiscent of soft , French terry cloth
and a little bit of attitude!
laser cut – out, black leather pieces