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!