Mulberry Fall 2013: Mad for Plaid (and Pups!)

Mulberry knows what the cool girls are wearing and most importantly HOW they're wearing it--this much was made clear as much by the brand's A-list front row (Alexa Chung, Lana Del Rey) as the clothes on the runway.
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Mulberry knows what the cool girls are wearing and most importantly HOW they're wearing it--this much was made clear as much by the brand's A-list front row (Alexa Chung, Lana Del Rey) as the clothes on the runway.
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Mulberry knows what the cool girls are wearing and most importantly HOW they're wearing it--this much was made clear as much by the brand's A-list front row (Alexa Chung, Lana Del Rey) as the clothes on the runway.

Models sported multi-layered monochromatic looks: Leather tunics with enormous short bell sleeves matched with elbow length leather gloves in the same color played with proportion and texture. The palette was mostly brown, black and white.

The brand made an excellent case for the skirt over pants trend that apparently is still going strong. Pleated skirts were worn over loose cropped pants in the same color. In fact every look, be it a dress or skirt, was matched with a pair of those trousers. It looked fucking cool but we have to wonder how many women could pull it off without looking a little like a bag lady.

No matter though: the pieces, when separated, were versatile, wearable and flattering. That's what is so brilliant about the styling: With the model's hair tucked into their coats, and the slightly madcap layering, the looks were very editorial, edgy even, but when separated they will be retail gold.

Sequined plaid tunics and dresses put an irreverent spin on the classic British print, capturing the brand's cheeky spirit. Ditto for the adorable poodle which walked the runway clad in an outfit matching the models. Or as the show notes related: "Max the dog walks for Mulberry once again, debuting both a cosy check and butterfly print blocked coat to match his accompanying model."

Photos: IMAXtree