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Greeted with a reception full of miniature sandwiches (with no crusts of course) followed by sitting down to personalised name places, written in beautiful white calligraphy, was just the beginning of Mulberry's exquisite attention to detail for their journey through the English countryside for SS14.
Extravagant flower arrangements and ivy climbing the walls almost fooled me into believing that I was anywhere but the Ballroom in Claridges where the show was held.
Opening the show, and making her first London Fashion week appearance, campaign girl and model of the everlasting moment Cara Delevingne in a floral embroidered ensemble. What started well blossomed into one of my favourite Mulberry shows to date.
Silhouettes were structured but missed the body. High waisted silk trousers nipped in at the waist and fell freely to a wide hem skimming the floor of the catwalk. Floral prints began small in hues of grey and white but these soon developed into bright orange and navy abstract ones. Where the prints came to a halt, sheer striped silk began; two piece looks paired with matching bags sailed down the catwalk in a more neutral palette. Towards the end of the show, focus fell heavily to texture rather than colour hinting at the brands new younger, sexier direction.
A huge applause filled the Ballroom as Emma Hill took her final bow on the catwalk as Mulberry's creative director. The show was somewhat pivotal for Mulberry but I certain that I'm not the only one who is excited to see what the iconic brand has to deliver next?