Friday, 20 April 2012

Manchester Fashion Week April 2012: Mulberry

As I awaited the Mulberry show at Manchester Fashion Week anticipation was high. This was the big one! As the audience poured out of the previous Flannels show the queue formed again instantly as the venue became more and more crowded, Mulberry was as expected the hottest ticket of the week! 

Mulberry are one of my favourite designers. I'm forever lusting after their iconic handbags calculating how long it would take me to save up for my beloved Bayswater and not being able to resist going into every Mulberry store I pass to admire them! I love their classic designs and how they mix timeless styles with contemporary trends. I was kindly seated on the FROW... dream come true, thank you Mulberry! The venue quickly filled up as we sat poised with cameras at the ready excited for the show to start.


Mulberry's Spring/Summer '12 collection has a quintessential English summer feel reminiscent of classic British seaside holidays. Models walked out to a 'Singing In The Rain' remix reflecting the British summer weather. The collection had a fun vibe with a mixture of ice cream and candy colours. The luxurious leather skirt with drawstring toggle ties creating a ruched waist detail was paired with a lemon sherbet baseball top with contrasting soft pink sleeves and accessorised with the bright yellow holiday Bayswater bag. The soft silk eyelet shorts are a great way to incorporate the sports luxe trend into your wardrobe. The beige shorts were styled with a neutral drawstring waist detail vest creating a flattering silhouette with a mini asymmetrical zipped biker jacket layered on top.


Models wore ankle strap cork wedges with cute ankle socks. The collection featured gathered macs, a practical and stylish summer cover up from the unpredictable British weather! The luxurious gold jacket and matching skirt were layered over trousers, a trend set to continue into next season as seen on the A/W '12 catwalks at Prada and Chanel. The model carried an oak Alexa satchel studded with gold teddy rivets, inspired by grab-a-teddy arcade games at the seaside.


My favourite piece from Mulberry's summer line has to be the colour block lollipop dress inspired by the classic seaside ice lolly treat. The dress features a ring detail belt cinching it in at the waist. Layered over a white top and paired with the green Bayswater bag it epitomises summer style perfection! 

I had a wonderful time at Manchester Fashion Week and can't wait for next year!

Catch up on all the gossip and my reviews from the MasatoTed Baker and Flannels catwalks.

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21 comments

  1. I love Mulberry, I really want an Alexa bag! It sounds amazing, you're so lucky to have been on the FROW :) xx

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  2. oh em gee! how fun, Caroline! I would have loved to go too since I HEART Mulberry to bits! Their pieces are just GORGE and I totally am in love with their ads :)

    ♥ laura
    the blog of worldly delights
    the shop of worldly delights

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  3. Looks amazing! Mulberry are such a great brand, I'm always lusting over their bags :p x

    http://bowtiedbeauty.blogspot.com/

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  4. It's all about the bags and shoes! Thanks for great coverage.

    Lucy Loves To Blog

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  5. you are so lucky!! how did you get an invite i'm jealous! xx

    athannahfashion.blogspot.com

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  6. looks brilliant!! im jealous!
    lauren x

    www.betwixtlaur.blogspot.com

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  7. That's so cool :) I loved that collection too!

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  8. Nice!!!!!! I'd love to have seen the show! The collection looks amazing! Then again it is Mulberry so it's expected! :-)

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  9. I'm sooo jealous! Next year I'm defiantly going! The model in the gold looks amazing! I can't wait till I'm able to buy my next Mulberry bag! And definitely come to Liverpool fashion week! :)

    Gemma x

    www.gemmasatire.blogspot.com

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  10. Mulberry is one of my faves!! Wish I could snag one of the bags

    http://citygurlsecrets.com

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  11. Wow! I love those gorgeous bags! The models effectively presented the fashion pieces.

    http://www.karenade.com

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  12. Very good ideas i´ll be back soon!

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  13. nice, just as im about to search for something to give to my girl, them i stumble here, hope i can find something budget friendly :)

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  14. I totally agree. The bags are stunning. So fun. Fabulous post, love. I hope you had an amazing weekend. If you get a sec, I'd love to hear your thoughts on my latest outfit post. xo

    www.fashboulevard.blogspot.com

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  15. This was really a Great post i loved reading it.
    Thanks a ton.
    Mehandi Designs

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  16. Love mulberry! Very jelous you got to see the show!

    Sarah
    http://fashionismyh2o.blogspot.co.uk/
    xx

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  17. wow, wow! lucky you! the outfits look amazing!

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  18. I love that last dress and the green trench!

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