Mulberry

Mulberry Woman Spring Summer 2017 – Mulberry’s Spring Summer 2017 presentation has received approval in London for being wearable, salable and simple. This collection came as a notable success for Mulberry’s Designer Johnny Coca, who is guiding the brand in a new direction since his start in July 2015.

This collection, as we have come to expect from Mulberry, was typically British, with inspiration taken heavily from British uniforms. Britishness was also presented through simplicity, tea style dress, oversized plain outfits and traditional prints such as paisley.

The collection’s colour palette consisted of mustards, khakis, burgundys, navy and pale blues, and metallic silvers. Many of these are influencing the street trends emerging from fashion week, which indicate that Spring Summer 2017 style will be inundated with metallic, mustard and khaki ensembles. Another focus of the collection was on stripes. Inspired by the classic pinstriped blazers, a uniform staple, Mulberry extended the use of stripes to shirts, shoes, trousers and dresses. This is another iconic trend extending onto the styling for Spring/Summer 2017, once again proving Mulberry’s iconic status in fashion.  

Mulberry is typically thought of as iconic because of its accessories, so its bags were a focus of the show. The bags did not let the clothing steal the show as they were presented in a multitude of colours and styles. Whether block coloured, oversized bulky totes, small and boxy shaped or incorporating the striped theme, they demonstrated why Mulberry accessories are sought-after staple items in the fashion world.  

The collection, including the hair and make-up, was over simplified yet sophisticated. Alongside the simple colour selection, the design and shape of the pieces were kept simple. Simplicity was displayed through the oversized emphasis, plain ruffles, high necks and basic gowns cut to show off body shape. An example of this is Coca’s love of asymmetrical gown lengths as they flatter figures. In the midst of the modest collection the black beaded embellishments brought uncomplicated additions to the pieces.  

Mulberry Woman Spring Summer 2017

 

Lorna Barry

Written by Lorna Barry

Lorna is a recent graduate from Newcastle University. She has a love of fashion, art and travelling and enjoys being creative in any way she can. She loves to keep up to date with fashion and is always on the hunt for her next pair of shoes.


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