London Fashion Week’s runways are going to be uncharacteristically devoid of puppies in February.
Mulberry, whose creative director Emma Hill announced plans to leave the label in June, has revealed that it will not be staging a runway show next season, due to the fact that it does not yet have a lead designer.
“Mulberry has not finalised its Creative Director search and will therefore exceptionally not stage a Catwalk Show this February,” a spokesperson for Mulberry wrote in an e-mailed statement.
However, the company said it will “definitely be participating in London Fashion Week,” with details to be released in the near future. The label frequently hosts fun, quirky soirées, so perhaps it will be making its mark with a party.
WWD has also revealed a few names that have been “whispered as potential replacements,” including Erdem Moralioglu, Roland Mouret, Mary Katrantzou and handbag designer Sophie Hulme. The Telegraph also named Hulme, whose chic, versatile handbags are sold by the likes of Barneys and Net-a-Porter.
Mulberry’s runway show, one of LFW’s most highly-anticipated — not to mention fun and It girl-attended — will certainly be missed. But we’re sure the label will continue selling plenty of its popular Alexa satchels in the meantime.