We celebrated Fashion’s Night Out last night in London, Sydney, Paris and New York. In London our creative director Emma Hill hosted the official Vogue Fashion’s Night Out at our New Bond Street flagship store with Vogue editor-in-chief Alexandra Shulman. We had a house-full for the evening, with music from The Vaccines and Night Works, a pop-up Oyster Bar from J Sheekey restaurant and cocktails by Chase Vodka.
A few hours after London and Paris, New York Fashion’s Night Out kicked off, and Wild Belle were the evening’s DJs at our Spring Street store. Guests at our Bleecker Street store could find dog treats for their four-legged Fashion’s Night Out companions, and Madison Avenue was popular for personalised Nail Rock manicures.
New arrivals from the Autumn Winter 2012 Catwalk Collection, as seen on the catwalk at February’s London Fashion Week.
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The Autumn Winter 2012 Del Rey collection is now complete, with the arrival of an Oversized version and two statement finishes in Large Metallic Snake Print and Sparkle Croc Print. Both have their own intricately re-worked Postman’s Lock, one to match the bag’s snakeskin texture and the other formed like an exquisite miniature turtle. Downton Abbey’s Michelle Dockery and New York DJ and model Leigh Lezark carried it to our post-show dinner, and Hunger Games actress Jennifer Lawrence has the new Oversized Del Rey in Black.
For womenswear we showed a mix-up of textures and contrasts, with oversized coats belted over delicate dresses and skirts. For the fashion week dinner, actress Michelle Williams wore the Full Skirt Dress, and Elizabeth Olsen wore a bespoke version of the Beaded Panel Zig Zag Dress, both showcasing two key details from our womenswear collection – lace and delicate beading.
Autumn Winter 2012 has a collection of beautiful and practical outerwear. On the catwalk oversized coats were belted over layers, and the collection uses multiple textures; leather, wool, denim, jacquard and shearling.
A soft blend of Alpaca is used for the Boyfriend Coat and Boyfriend Jacket, a take on a classic men’s jacket style cut with a slightly oversized fit. It is available in Black or Truffle, as seen on British style icon Alexa Chung.
Mulberry outerwear is known for elegant twists on iconic styles with timeless shape and and fit. Signature detailing on buttons, zips and pockets is often used, a reference to the traditional English country pursuits and Seventies detailing of our heritage.
We’re already huge fans of The Coveteur so we were particularly excited to see Soho House Group Consultant Markus Anderson’s beloved Mulberry Ted, which he said ‘just gets better with abuse’.
Ted sits proudly next to a Union Jack cushion – how apt!
The Coveteur >
Mulberry Ted >
We love The Coveteur, a fashion voyeur’s visual journey started by designer Erin Kleinberg and stylist Stephanie Mark going behind and into the homes, offices and wardrobes of legions of stylish women and men.
You can browse the style of all the ‘coveteurs’ past and present, and see how the shots were captured by photographer Jake Rosenberg on the accompanied Diary of a Coveteur.
We spotted Mulberry in these selected shots, courtesy of The Coveteur archives.
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Selfridge’s Head of Online Zia Zareem-Slade picks her favourite pieces from Autumn Winter 2012.
With Father’s Day on the approach (Sunday 17 June) MR PORTER’s Buying Director Toby Bateman gives his perfectly timed Men’s Edit, with gift suggestions available from Mulberry and Mr Porter.
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We love the special issue Diamond Jubilee covers of Tatler magazine, featuring an archive photo of the Queen or a patriotic corgi.
The covers are featured in the windows of our stores in Westfield White City, Westfield Stratford and on Brompton Road, as well as our Madison Avenue store in New York, for a dose of Jubilee spirit!
We paid a visit to the Mafalda vintage store in New York after hearing that owner Christina Kolbe carried a beaten-up Roxanne bag, an older but still loved Mulberry style.
Christina opened Mafalda in January 2010 and stocks vintage pieces from all over the world. She believes vintage is often confused with looking ‘old’ and advocates mixing pieces with contemporary designs: the way she displays the clothes in store is dependent on ‘whatever the current mood of fashion may be.’ She has been a vintage-hunter since she was a teenager, looking in thrift shops close to her home and finally turning it into her career.
Christina said of her Mulberry: “My Roxy has been with me a while now, she has been lovingly weathered, like a nice glass of bourbon!”
Christina with her dog Paul
Christina's vintage Roxanne
Bags Christina has collected for Mafalda
Clothing in Mafalda
Kristin Knox, aka The Clothes Whisperer is a long-time Mulberry friend and, up until now, London-based writer. She is now off to pastures new in France, and ended her London dwelling with a lovely photo shoot featuring our aptly named Travel Day Bag.
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Photos by Terence Webb.