For Spring Summer 2011 the Mulberry design team took the inspirations of romance and flowers and channelled them into the Flowerbed Dress.
The dress came in a shift and a longer length, and featured completely hand-sown 3-dimensional embroidery.
Each petal is a laser cut circle that has then been folded in four and stitched on by hand. The Flowerbed Shift is given an added textural quality by being produced in suede, and has also been stitched, this time by leather embroidery specialists. It takes two highly skilled embroiderers, working at the same time, 3 days just to stitch the flower detailing for one dress.
Both the suede and woven fabric were dyed specially to match our selected colour palette for SS11.