#LFW: Mulberry's Spring/Summer 2014 Runway Review!
17 September 2013

#LFW: Mulberry’s Spring/Summer 2014 Runway Review!

Invitation to Mulberry’s Spring/Summer 2014 show by Wedgwood

True to their custom-made Wedgwood teacup set that was part of the invitation to the Spring/Summer 2014, Mulberry went with a English Country Garden themed show set, complete with a faux peacock.

After minor delays, Cara Delevigne opened the show. I shan’t comment on the looks but Mulberry’s palette for SS14 seemed to be white, black, pale pink, and fiery red, while the key themes Creative Director Emma Hill seemed to be working with, was thick stripes and the print of the season, known as “Fab Floral” on silk. But now, onto the BAGS!

Emma Hill seemed to favour double-sided everything (i.e. mirror image – both sides look the same)  for the SS14 bags. There was the double-sided Bayswater, and the double-sided Willow clutch, and even the new bag of the season, the briefcase-inspires Kensal, which sorta reminded me of Loeffler Randall’s “Rider” Bag, was also double-sided. The season’s “Fab Floral” print was also reworked in raffia for catwalk-exclusive bags.

Briefcase-inspired Kensal


Kensal in Ostrich


Kensal in Fiery Red

Double-sided Willow clutch

Striped Willow Tote
Striped Bayswater in Fiery Red
Striped Bayswater
The Double-Sided Bayswater

Raffia and beaded details of the “Fan Floral” print on catwalk-exclusive bags

The Verdict: While I’m not a fan of the Double-sided Bayswater, I really do fancy the double-sided Willow and Kensal clutches which can also be worn cross-body. The striped Willow bags gave it a more beachy Resort sort of vibe and totally changed the solid-coloured Willow tote from one that is classy and elegant, to a more youthful and fun. It’s kinda sad that this Spring/Summer 2014 is Creative Director Emma Hill’s swan song for Mulberry.

All photos via @Mulberry_Editor Twitter