A Thoroughly English Collection
“She’s a gorgeous girl, living in a dilapidated country estate, popping outside for a cigarette,” said Mulberry Creative Director Emma Hill, of her Autumn/Winter 2011-2012 ready-to-wear collection. The collection was inspired by the children’s film ‘The Fantastic Mr Fox’, Hill said “Mr Fox was one of my favourite books growing up, my mum used to read it to me. I wanted this to be an uber English collection, I was inspired ny hedgerows an traditional English pursuits – hunting, shooting, fishing.”
The inspirations were easily recognised in the collection, which featured flattering fishing pants, outdoorsy shooting jackets, and duffle coats that borrowed hardware from the Mulberry ‘it’ bag of the season – the ‘Tillie’. The collection also featured a healthy dose of glamour – maxi dresses came in crisp-pleated chiffon juxtaposed with bulky coats or chunky knits; and seventies shirt dresses or corduroy A-line skirts were teamed with boxy jackets, soft leather bikers or shearling coats.
The very English autumnal colour palette of greys, mustards and khakis was brightened with pops of emerald, lilac and fuchsia. The print of choice for the season was a fun bird print, and a fox motif was worked into studs on the Piccadilly bag and into a clasp on the Alexas. Stand out pieces of the collection included, a full-length knife pleated maxi dress in gold lamé; a khaki fishing jacket-inspired mini-dress that zipped up and had a plethora of pockets; and a metallic plum A-line skirt in a luxurious brocade.
So without further ado we present the Autumn/Winter 2011-2012 collection from Mulberry…Enjoy!
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