New styles included the Amberley


New styles included the Amberley

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Mulberry taps into British heritage as it presents new bags at AW17 London Fashion Week show

Has Johnny Coca spent the past season binge watching Downton Abbey and The Crown? Reading Riders? Touring Chatsworth? The Mulberry creative director showed an unabashedly British collection that drew heavily from the stately home circuit, but with a gritty edge that made the Canada Goose Coats On Sale tweeds and equestrian details relevant to the uk canada goose outlet fashion set in 2017.

For this, his third collection canada goose black friday sale since joining Mulberry in 2015, the increasingly assured designer invoked Canada Goose online dressage, hunting, the English countryside, wallpaper florals, animals and broken down heirloom jewellery as just some of his inspirations. ‘A lot canada goose outlet toronto factory of ingredients from everything, and I was trying just to cook everything together canada goose outlet store uk and make canada uk canada goose goose jacket outlet it very strong visually,’he said backstage after canada goose outlet canada the show.

That was evident in the clothes but first: handbags. Coca didn’t lose sight of the canada goose outlet parka fact that for most of Mulberry’s clientele, bags remain the main (or only) event. New styles included the Amberley, a top handle saddlebag that the brand pitches as canada goose factory outlet ‘a new heirloom for tomorrow’, and a quilted version of canada goose outlet new york city the Bayswater. Meanwhile, he based the structured Trunk Back on antique luggage a round, hatbox type affair with shoulder straps and a centrehandle and reimagined slouchier styles with plaited scarf straps.

As for the clothes, the show opened with a tartan pinafore dress with buttoned cross body canada goose outlet black friday sash very ‘young Elizabeth at Balmoral.’ The looks grew progressively more undone, with dressing gown style dresses in menswear striped cheap canada goose silks suggesting an outfit assembled on the fly. Silky tiered dresses, quilted horse blanket ponchos and long sleeves canada goose outlet online uk blouses with Canada Goose Outlet extended flyaway cuffs suggested spontaneity and rifling through an ancestor’s stables or storerooms in search of faded gems. buy canada goose jacket Noomi Rapace, Anais Gallagher and Anya Taylor Joy watched canada goose outlet from the front row.

Colours came rich and mashed up: pond blue, curry yellow, tack room brown, lavender, Tory red. Sometimes these curdled, as in the kelly green panels on a rust red crocheted dress (the crochet introduced a homespun feel just the thing to fight a draft in an old house).

Prints Canada Goose Online from Mulberry Home archive continued the National Trust theme, but refracted through Vetements stylist Lotta Volkova’s streetwear lens. Her influence (she also styles Balenciaga) was apparent canada goose coats in the glossy white boots and relaxed, oversized fit of the tweed blazers. ‘We wanted to make it extremely English countryside, lace, wallpaper, carpets, culture, etc etc,’ she said backstage (wearing, by the way, a wide wale red corduroy suit and chain link necklace). ‘But for us, what makes it interesting is to do it in a canada goose outlet jackets different version, something that could be worn today, and could fit the context of now.’.