MULBERRY AUTUMN WINTER 2013 – Behind the scenes

Mulberry Autumn Winter 2013 - London Fashion Week - Arrivals & Front Row

Mulberry returns to the earthy landscape of the English countryside for
Autumn Winter 2013, exploring nature and the great outdoors. Botanical-inspired
prints make reference to the science and sorcery of flowers, with a rich dark
palette threaded with crisp and fresh accents. Inspirations include childhood
fables, flower fairies and the magic of the night sky. This English countryside
scene, so familiar in the daytime, becomes dark, seductive, powerful and
mysterious by night…



Woven into the Autumn Winter 2013 story is an autumnal palette of colour. Oxblood,
Midnight Blue and Black deepen classic Taupe and Camel. Flashes of jewel-like Emerald and
Neon Yellow appear, alongside preppy Oxford Blue.

Prints stem from iconic roots. English check is key, and uses size and scale to rework classic
check patterns in multiple fabrics. Bespoke prints translate seasonal inspiration into beautiful
visuals. Mini Meadows is a mass of woodland flowers, printed on black to offset colours
borrowed from the countryside by night. Finally a butterfly design uses contrast tones for
a repeat print on Midnight and Camel for a graphic print-blocked look.

Mulberry Autumn Winter 2013 - London Fashion Week - Arrivals & Front Row

Both print and check textures are used to build bold looks. Check is layered on check and print
used top to toe to bring new life to classic tailoring and traditional shapes. Layering is an
important part of the collection’s story; it gives depth to the print blocked looks, and plays
with the design juxtaposition between structured and relaxed styles for new proportions.


Outerwear makes reference to traditional English style with its chic nonchalance, throwing on
luxuriously soft, warm and beautifully cut coats to wrap up against the cold. Full bell sleeves
add drama to silhouettes, as does sumptuous Toscana sheepskin featured in multi-form on
coats and jackets for textural trim. On the same theme of casual elegance, capes are
introduced, cut in signature Mulberry leather, a continued interpretation of our craft heritage.


Leather subtly weaves through the rest of the ready-to-wear, on skater skirts and blouses and
on long leather gloves with trompe l’oeil detailing.

Mulberry Autumn Winter 2013 - London Fashion Week - Arrivals & Front Row


Knitwear is varied and detailed, from oversized mohair pieces to bonded compact-knit dresses
with a subtly structured shape. Trouser options are streamlined, kept to a classic crop or fitted
flare for the catwalk.

Accent detailing is intricate and elegant. Full sequin dresses and tops play with signature
check for a dazzling dash of sparkle, and the meadow flower inspiration is used for
delicate embroidery.

The Catwalk Collection introduces a new bag for Autumn Winter 2013; the Suffolk. Taking
inspiration from our iconic Bayswater, with its postman’s lock and internal leather strap detailing,
the Suffolk is loaded with heritage detailing as well as a new frame-topped closure to
complement the structured leather shape.

The Bayswater Shoulder also revisits our bag icon, in a neat shoulder bag style with a chic
top handle. On the smaller size the postman’s lock is replaced with a seasonal accent – two
intricately carved ladybirds taken from the Mini Meadows print design.
The Tasha collection’s clipper-inspired shape was introduced for Autumn Winter 2013 Main
Collection and is seen on the catwalk with a statement twist. Beautiful hardware is brought to
the forefront, reworking new metalwork such as the front luggage tag and buckle detailing.
One new shoe style is introduced on the catwalk, a high heel loafer with contrast coloured
lacquered heel and a range of colour and leather options. The style takes the iconic men’s loafer
detailing for a completely new Mulberry shoe, with traditional front plaque accent.
Finally, Max the dog walks for Mulberry once again, debuting both a cosy check and butterfly
print-blocked coat to match his accompanying model.


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