Finally Mulberry has a new creative director and a brand new page in history starts for the British brand soon with the SS 2016 rtw collection presentation later in September! After almost two years with no creative director since Emma Hill’s departure and with Johnny Coca arriving at the help of the house only in July, the Mulberry design team takes the lead once more surprising us yet one more time with their immense talent and craftsmanship. Finding inspiration in the English manor houses of the Georgian era, they unveiled the chic Mulberry fall/winter 2015-2016 collection today in the morning in the framework of London Fashion Week. Naturally, we saw lots of interior design inspirations, mouldings and architectural design details used as the focal points for the screen prints, breathtaking embroidery and opulent jacquards.
The Mulberry fall/winter 2015-2016 collection comes drenched in a soft feminine style with certain neo-classical influences. It’s utterly sophisticated and elegant both in terms of the silhouettes launched and the gentle color palette used comprising blush pinks, grays and sober black tones. We can witness a high-level craftsmanship as far as the creative fabrication techniques and embellishments go. Absolutely striking looks the filigree motif used for the oversized blush coat, the knee-length flounce skirt and the cute mini dress in the same color. And when it comes to the diversity of the materials used, we see printed silk, wool, sheepskin and brushed alpaca cashmere.
Despite being quite a small collection, it still manages to bring diversity to the scene catering to the fall fashion needs of different fashonisers, both the classy business ladies and those trying to look chic in the street. Especially powerful is the selection of outerwear options, bringing intarsia sheepskin coats, perfectly tailored oversized options and designs hugging the figure of the model with the obi belts fastened on the waist. In addition, extra warmth and coziness is provided to the collection through Donegal-style and alpaca sweaters.
While the skirts and dresses will appeal to those big fans of the feminine style, there are also pants in the collection, which are perfectly tailored wide-leg culottes with subtle notes of slouchiness. The overly printed jumpsuit and the total black option are perfect looks for various special events, while the patterned culottes with the matching jacket can be an amazing addition to your office wardrobe. The V-back classic black dress looks undeniably cute and elegant despite its simplistic and modest design, while the duo of the creamy-gray leather skirt and the cagoule with lacing details brings soft sporty chic motifs to the scene.
Of course, the Mulberry fall/winter 2015-2016 collection also brings new It accessories, particularly obi belts, ankle booties on heels and bags. The Roxette bag in sheepskin or laser croc print is the queen of the entire line, while the Jamie bag is now available in a smaller size, being an ideal piece to transfer from day to night. Johnny Coca should be a very lucky creative director working with this powerful design team for the luxury British fashion house come summer!
Photos courtesy of Vogue UK