The Autumn Winter 2012 Catwalk Collection launched this week, including new bag collections and ready-to-wear first seen at February’s London Fashion Week.
The prints featured on the catwalk focused on visual texture and overlaid multiple print and colour combinations to form soft, blurred tie dye patterns and blends. Inspired by delicate lingerie detailing and using lace and silk fabrics, dresses and tops used the prints in different formations.
The Fitted Nightie Dress in Moonlight Tie Dye Silk uses lace panelling to build a structured, elegant shape, and has been beautifully illustrated here by the ready-to-wear Design team, alongside a second catwalk look also featuring the new, seasonal Tie Dye print.
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.
Discover how our newest bag icon, the Del Rey, is made. Shot on location in our British factory in rural Somerset, England, this short film shows how pieces of leather and metal are carefully crafted to create our modern classic.