London Fashion Week: Mulberry Autumn/Winter 2012

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Mulberry Creative Director Emma Hill stated that “the countryside” and the wild inspired the luxurious and multi-textured Mulberry Autumn/Winter 2012 collection.

Large creature cutouts from the children’s book, “Where the Wild Things Are” adorned the runway like beastly bodyguards as models strutted down the runway in dense, layered coordinates.

Faux fur gilets, fur skirts, fur jackets, thick woven vests, black leather and lace shifts, and rich boucle dresses couldn’t possibly leave a soul out in the cold, literally and figuratively.

Mulberry’s expert craftsmanship at keeping one warm during an English winter still allowed the clothes to retain sexy with a collection of skirts stopping above the knee and belted waists reigning in the bulk of the fur and knits.

The color palette of the collection certainly reminded one of the countryside with deep forest greens, warm ambers and gold.

The Mulberry show also debuted the “Del Rey” handbag, the newest design inspired by singer and model Lana Del Rey, who sat front row with Michelle Williams and Olivia Palermo.