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Mulberry: Basking in Britishness

Mulberry’s Autumn/Winter Collection 2011 show proved to be an ultimate highlight of London Fashion Week as creative director Emma Hill defied the recession, transforming London’s Claridge’s into a wonderfully eccentric, quintessentially English rural wonderland.

There was no shortage of celebrities to take it all in either - Rosamund Pike, Olivia Palermo, Kirsten Dunst, and Clémence Poésy all appeared in front row seats and positively embraced the Britishness which shapes and defines the Mulberry brand. Amongst taxidermied foxes, tumbledown sheds and silk birds, models presented a jaw-dropping collection inspired by ‘the English countryside, English wildlife and Turner landscapes.’ Not to mention a healthy dose of Road Dahl’s ‘Fantastic Mr. Fox’.

As the telegraph reports Hill’s collection was ‘yet another success story. She introduced an ultra-long maxi length; played with pleats; and mixed up the concept of day and night by teaming leather, hooded anoraks with gold maxi-dresses and coiling thick, furry, angora, house-check scarves around the necks of little shirt-dresses in hedgerow and feather prints.’ Only Mulberry could make floor-length, debris-collecting skirts and dilapidated sheds so appealing!

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