Coca takes Mulberry to the country as Temperley conjures up painted dreams
At Mulberry, creative director Johnny Coca took inspiration from the British aristocracy's life in the countryside, showcasing tweeds, lace and embroidery in his designs. He presented equestrian-inspired quilted capes, blouses with knotted neck scarves or cuffs and asymmetric skirts.
Models wore crochet and ruffle dresses made to look like old heirlooms. Floral embroidery decorated oversized tweed jackets and skirts suits as well as tiered dresses.
"It's about making something traditional feel new," Coca said in a statement. "Taking these archetypal British styles, and making them feel right for today."
Vintage-like jewellery accessorised the looks in oxblood, ginger, green, purple, yellow, lavender and blue. A modern touch came in knit socks worn with sturdy heeled boots and loafers dressed with jewellery. Handbags nodded to travel luggage.
At a catwalk show held in the financial Bank area, Temperley London took fashionistas onto a dreamy, romantic escapade with models wearing soft dresses in pale blues, lilacs and pinks.
Designer Alice Temperley kicked off her "Painted Dreams" presentation with peasant-like shirts with puffed up sleeves, tops with high regal collars and black neck bows, high waisted trousers and embroidered tops and skirts combinations in mainly dark colours.
Then followed plenty of dresses, some see-through, with prints and intricate embroidery of florals or lips, worn with backless loafers.
For the evening, models showcased richly-embellished shimmering gowns, light quilted-like skirts and dresses and luxurious silky jumpsuits. High-neck knits were worn with sequined skirts.
"I am selling very beautiful clothes and they have to be...dream-like," Temperley told Reuters when asked about her inspiration. "And in a climate like today...it's about creating something that...celebrates diversity and celebrates individuality."
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