Emma Hill ends on a high for Mulberry Spring / Summer 2014 at London Fashion Week
Back in June it was announced that Emma Hill would be leaving her role as Creative Director at Mulberry and consequentially we learnt that London Fashion Week Spring / Summer 2014 would be her last season with the designer label. Hasn't it come round quickly? With Anna Wintour in the front row and Cara Delevingne on the catwalk, it's safe to say London Fashion Week is officially in full swing.
For Spring / Summer 2014, the British heritage brand opted for a 'Le Style Anglais' theme with an apparently laid-back interpretation of traditional luxury. Combining feels of both town and country, Mulberry noted "Sixties London juxtaposed with the opulence of the quintessential English country house and gardens" as areas of inspiration, which I thought was pretty well reflected throughout the offering.
Starting with an intricate jacquard of miniature florals in silvery blues, described by the brand as "English country garden complete with peacock and fresh flowers", shapes took form on well structured sculpted shapes and oversized trapeze silhouettes. Moving away from prints, a large bold stripe took form using texture contrasts with matte and satin effects on black and nude minimalist modern separates, a theme which translated to their trademark accessories too.
Colour came in the form of poppy red head to toe looks which felt sporty yet quintessentially British at the same time. The red led onto another "fab loral print" which had sequin detailing, less favourable than the first, which was found on lady-like dresses and satin tees.
The collection ended on a high with a selection of whites made interesting with texture including a reworked embroidered raffia for catwalk-exclusive and full cream looks embossed with flower detailing and delicate sequins. It's safe to say Emma Hill has both made her mark, and ended on a high. Check out some looks from the collection in the gallery above.