Thanks to Mulberry's fur-covered Fall '12, staying warm will be the least of our worries next season. Creative Director Emma Hill served up a cozy, woodsy collection inspired by Maurice Sendak's Where the Wild Things Are, and with a star-studded front row including the likes of Azealia Banks, Pixie Geldof, and Lana Del Rey (who even got a bag named after her this season) who sat on fur-covered seats, Mulberry's runway show was a heavenly romp through a wooded forest, playing nicely to the adventurous "girl against the elements" vibe — the color palette was earthy and natural, with bold pops of striking brights, and Aztec-inspired zig zags and painterly prints were also peppered throughout. Stylist Jane How did a fantastic job of setting the sartorial scene; fur vests were cinched with skinny belts and paired with sexy pencil skirts, chunky knits were layered over super-luxe silk and lace dresses, and models were swathed in sumptuous oversized scarves. After a veritable blast of color and patterns, Hill switched things up by ending the show with fluid, black-on-black ensembles — and the overall unexpected contrasts and eclectic styling gave us lots to look forward to this Fall. For more details on the show, read our UK editor's firsthand experience here.
- Trends: Fur, fur, and more fur; ethereal silhouettes wrapped in oversized, Eskimo-inspired outerwear, romantic lace dresses; did I mention fur?
- Colors: Burnt orange, gray, blue, petrol, bark brown.
- Key Piece: The full fur dress was a knockout.
- Accessories: Foldover wedge ankle booties, supersize scarves, chain and double wrap belts, the new Del Rey bag.
- Who Would Wear It: Eclectic girls who like to mix a bit of British schoolgirl with their Winter fare; stars like Alexa Chung, Kate Moss, and Emma Watson.
Photos courtesy of Mulberry