A very Mulberry SS12

26 September 2011

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mulberry ss12 ice cream

London Fashion Week may be over, but my Mulberry show memories are a gift that keeps on giving.  For starters I still have the inflatable balloon animals in my room, captured towards the end of the party and transported home on the dreary night bus.  For some reason the musical invitation still keeps on playing with no contact whatsoever.  I guess I had a slight inkling of what the direction for the label would be this season from the inflatable rubber ring they sent and cheeky 'Ding Dong' slogans on the official fashion week totes.  I love how consistent everything is even down to the creative trimmings that adorn the entrance to the show plus the food and drink that is served.  It's like you've been transported to an alternate Mulberry universe where the hair is big and retro ice cream vans serve raspberry swirl flavours in chilly mid-September.  This was the ultimate fashion show experience that somehow manages to out-do itself every year and I felt extremely lucky to be a part of it again.

mulberry ss12 ice cream van

mulberry ss12 chandelier

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mulberry ss12 dogs

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Seeing all of the SS12 collections has made me yearn for summer dressing somewhat, but ultimately I know that we'll end up with the typical British weather.  Mulberry has channelled the annoyingly  unpredictable climate into rain macs, parkas and plenty of layering making the collection suitable for a seaside visit or posh day out in London.  It took me a while to figure out how all the balloon wildlife fitted in, but after looking through the photos I took and deciphering that they were carousel creatures, I loved the contrast and new take on animal print.  Yellow was a key colour and even though I want my first Mulberry purchase to be a sensible and timeless one, I was tempted by the bright hues on offer with the cute scalloped edges providing the perfect update for the signature bags.  I bet all of the little details look even better up close, but from afar I was admiring the khaki green jackets and lace appliqué dresses; I could quite happily wear everything!
mulberry ss12 model

mulberry ss12 beach ball

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mulberry ss12 animal balloons

mulberry ss12 jellies

The after party was the perfect continuation of the show later on and I definitely regretted eating a large meal beforehand, after assuming that a fashion week party wouldn't have any food!  My second dinner consisted of miniature portions of fish n' chips, hot dogs, burgers and prawn cocktail with plenty of ice cream and jelly to finish. I attempted to win a teddy bear using one of those machines with the electronic hand to no avail, hence the balloon thievery.

mulberry ss12 ice creams
See more catwalk photos here and read my new friend Kat's account of the evening

What are your thoughts on Mulberry's SS12 collection?  I loved the slightly sporty feel of the outerwear in contrast to the delicate dresses and even though I'm pretty scared of dogs, they  coordinated perfectly.  Now we just need to get through this Winter...


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17 comments:

  1. This is what fashion shows should be about! I love how theatrical it looks - like a very stylish panto/carry on film! Your photos are lovely m'dear, glad you had fun! x

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  2. the show looks fantastic, love the theatrics of it x

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  3. what a fabulous invitation to get, so much stuff going on in your photos - it must've been exhilarating to actually be there! really great pics x

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  4. I love this -they really think outside the box, i absolutely love it. Thank you so much for blogging about it too. This is the sort of thing we all crave to see! Thank you xxx

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  5. You're a very good writer you sound so proper, maybe it's because I'm American and we don't normally write in that fashion. Anyway the pictures look really nice as well, great post!
    -Farrah
    Farrah's Muse

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  6. oh gosh! I wish I've been there too! I love mulberry! I have to see their last collection now.

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  7. wow this years show looked awesome, your so lucky to have been part of it, just looks so fun and different to any other shows! xx

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  8. I'm green with envy, of all the shows at LFW, Mulberry is the one I most wanted to attend. You've captured some great shots here, especially the off duty model - that hair! Sally x

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  9. Love the colors !
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  10. looks like the put a lot of effort into the whole show, good on them in making all those personal touches. and ding dong!

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  11. Swooning over your photos- the colours are all so lovely and the ice cream looks amazing! The show looked awesome and those wedges are so adorable with socks! LOVE!

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  12. So jealous I didn't get to go to this - I love it all! The jellies are adorable :)
    L x

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  13. Nice blog *

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  14. Love your style and just stopping in to say hello! The pictures look delicious!

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  15. oh Kbel you absolute lucky little miss! although i've seen some picks over at Carries, there are new shots I've not seen so thats exciting! Love that you caught the models afterwards and love how well written the piece is :)
    I absolutely loved the collection - dear god I DIE for those Scalloped bags!! and the matching wedgesss! *weep* hehe Not so hot for the floral applique but the sporty pieces are so meant to be mine!! xxx
    written from my deathbed.. :P

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  16. I'm so jealous of your photography Kristabel! It's amazing! I love seeing all the behind-the-scenes shots like this and seeing how all the decorations completment the theme of the clothes themselves.
    (Sorry for the ridiculously late comment, I'm so behind on my blog reading!)

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