Over the recent London Fashion Week, Mulberry’s new Creative Director Johnny Coca premiered to the world the new direction of the brand with him at the helms. The result is modernity deeply rooted to the past, while carrying the same diversity and contrast of yesteryear on the streets of London today.
Taking inspirations from the works of England’s most beloved playwright, Shakespeare, the collection reflects fascination towards his capacity to replicate all echelons of society – from the noble to the nobody and the royal to the rebel.
Contradiction is key for the upcoming winter season for Mulberry, with sharp tailoring nestles against acute femininity. Traditional shapes are challenged by a play on stitching, and bold cuff details and delicate pleats offset by press-studs in an array of sizes. Majestic capes with statement collars rival the luxurious knitwear with much intensity, giving the ensemble a touch, modern edge through leather panels; whereas a whisper of tulle and intricate beading on dresses offer a fleeting moment of exquisite femininity, before a heavy overcoat returns to the punk rock origins.
The structured colour palette of black, dark navy, and khaki green is set against the romanticism of delicate cream, which comes through in tulle and lace, as well as streaks of pink and burgundy. Sexy, modern silhouettes can be seen carried with a poetic edge through the ingenious choice of texture and fabric.