Mulberry always draws a crowd to the ballroom at Claridges early on the Sunday morning of London Fashion Week. This season, the elaborate set was decorated as a seaside carnival set with hundreds of helium filled animals, oversized ice cream cones, and strings of carnival lights. To a crowd that included Kristen Stewart and Kate Moss, both looking in fine form considering it was 10 A.M., designer Emma Hill showed a feminine spring collection complete with walking dogs as usual. The palette included all the shades of the seaside as sand tones and neutrals were shown alongside neon brights and sparkling sequins. The balloon animals weren’t just for fun as the decoration at the front of the show foreshadowed the plastic animals print, a new signature print for the brand that features a montage of carousel animals.
The collection, styled by Edward Enniful, was filled with textured and embellished looks that, for the most part, featured long sleeves and jackets suitable for the chilly early mornings by the sea. Cover-ups included a selection of waterproof macs and the brand’s new Kagool, shown in denim or coated cotton. Standout looks included a group of long, sheer skirts and dresses that featured fitted opaque skirts underneath in a variety of lengths from mini to pencil. Emma Hill's quintessentially English collection has impressed again and it would be fair to say Mulberry has pulled off the biggest spectacle of fashion month so far.