Oct 05, 2017 | By Carlene Thomas Bailey
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London: Mulberry’s Creative Director Emma Hill switched gears from Spring’s lovely take on the garden party, tackling menswear with the brand’s signature trend-conscious creativity. Using the classic children’s book The Wind in the Willows as a starting point, Hill infused hand-knit tweeds, florals and scribble prints with a fantasy element, their large proportions establishing a whimsical mood despite a mostly dark palette of black and chocolate. Off-kilter layering looked fresh too, combining high water cropped trousers with pleated miniskirts and boxy jackets trimmed in fur, while skinny knit turtlenecks beneath short-sleeved pieces created a schoolgirl effect. For evening Hill’s tunic dress and cropped trouser combos were reminiscent of Prada’s F/W 12 collection, but the idea was expertly translated for the Mulberry customer with plaid sequin patterns and sturdy platform loafer heels. —Nina Stotler
Silhouette: Boxy / Flirtatious / A-line / Slim / Layered / Cropped
Color: Chocolate / Black / White / Forest green / Pale pink / Marigold / Cream
Key Items: Pleated leather miniskirts / Boxy cape sleeve jackets / Cropped trousers / T-shirt tunic dresses/ Traditional tweed jacket sets / Refined turtlenecks / Mohair sweaters / Tab collar overcoats / Sequin tunic dresses
Materials: Leather / Abstracted hand-knit tweed / Printed silk / Jersey / Wool / Mohair / Fur / Lace / Jacquard
Print + Pattern: Tweed checks / Abstract scribbles / Florals on dark grounds
Details + Trim: Pleating / Fur collars / Round collars / Tab closures / Contrast trim / Wide bell sleeves / Round exaggerated sleeves / Pouf bubble hems / Sequins
Accessories + Footwear: Elbow length gloves / Crocodile embossed Birkin-style satchel bags / High heeled platform loafers / Sleek barrel bags / Doctor bags with metal frames / Rigid totes
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