The label embraced Mother Nature wholeheartedly with an upbeat, feminine collection packed with botanical prints featuring plants from two famous English gardens, Kew and Sissinghurst Castle. Mulberry’s in-house design team commissioned illustrations of these flowers, including cow parsley, delphinium and cornflower and had them screen-printed onto short and midlength silk dresses — some with a Forties feel. Others were woven onto tuxedos and cotton parkas.
The collection was presented in the Mulberry showroom, which was filled, appropriately, with oversize pots brimming with hydrangeas, cow parsley and cornflowers.
The brand also unveiled its new bag for spring, the Delphinium. A flap stitched along the bottom means the bag can do double-duty. Flipped one way, it has a plain leather face, flipped another it has a hand-woven leather one. Combinations include suede and calf’s leather, light and dark blue printed snake and cream and chamomile yellow ostrich skin.