London Fashion Week: Mulberry Autumn/Winter 2012

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Mulberry turned into a bit of a monster.

In all of the standard London Fashion Week memorabilia this season – the tote bag, the invitation, the goodie bag – gone are the pictures of woodland animals and oversized childhood relics, not to mention Alexa Chung, and in their place are a series of shaggy creatures and drawings of monsters. It’s always exciting to see how the little clues from the catwalk invitations translate into the collection, and Emma Hill did not disappoint.

Models were transformed into chic monsters with plenty of Mongolian fur, in oversized coats, sleek gilets, and baby monster bags. The look was complimented with a traditional country approach; tweed shorts and tunics, bare legs, shirts, oversized scarfs; the usual ‘Mulberry girl out in London’ feel.

There were also exciting details such as chain belts and lingerie inspired dresses, perhaps reflecting the brands move into the New York market. Whilst Alexa Chung’s presence on the front row was certainly missed, the latest bag muse, Lana Del Ray, incited enough interest for the show.

View the collection below

Images: WWD

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