The former Mulberry creative director launched her new line with both old and new signatures.
Was it worth the wait?
Mulberry CEO Bruno Guillon stepped down Thursday.
The fashion house has replaced its runway show with something more secretive.
There suddenly seems to be a game of musical chairs going on between a few leather goods-focused luxury heritage brands.
Mulberry has announced that its creative director Emma Hill is leaving the company. "Emma Hill has informed the company that she wishes to leave after a very successful period at Mulberry, during which she has built a strong and talented creative team working for her," the statement reads. Could she be headed to Coach?
If this doesn't make notoriously scowl-y Victoria Beckham smile, we really don't know what will. At last night's Glamour UK Women of the Year Awards, Beckham was named woman, not of the year, but of the whole decade--precisely ten times better than anyone else's award that night. And she used the opportunity to give a little Spice Girls throwback. Read on to see who else got honors, and check out the red carpet.
For spring, Mulberry treated us to a quirky, gnome-filled, Neapolitan ice cream-colored garden party. Also Kate Moss, Alexa Chung, Downton Abbey stars, and even X-Files' Gillian Anderson.
Everyone was really outraged a few weeks ago when hack photographer Tyler Shields destroyed and then lit on fire that $100,000 Birkin. But, according to Mulberry's Emma Hill, Hermes may be setting their own bags on fire. In an interview with the Telegraph, Hill said:
Mulberry's presence has loomed large at London fashion week this season, from providing the adorable fashion week totes (emblazoned with the slogan "Ooh, I say!" and featuring a drawing of a Mulberry bag), to the real thing being carried on the arms of show goers everywhere I look. The theme for their stellar spring show was no less all-encompassing. It all started with a box-like invitation that opened to play a tinny music box song. Upon arriving at Claridge's ballroom for the show, I was greeted by an ice cream truck, lemonade in glass bottles, and giant ice cream cones everywhere. The fantasy continued inside, with animal balloons crowding every corner of the room. The runway entrance was a clown's mouth, designed to look like a funhouse ride. As cheery carnival music started to play, it suddenly got dark, and thunder and "lightning" cracked. This is the British seaside in summer. Emma Hill, Mulberry's creative director told me, "I was looking at old photos of my and my family. We used to go to a barrier island. It's such an English thing to do. We would all be in our swimwear...with umbrellas eating fish and chips on the beach in the rain." She went on to say, "We're all about layering, so we did a whole 'be prepared' thing." I think I had a smile on my face for the duration of the show. Perhaps it was all the VIP pups sitting front row (and walking the runway). Olivia Palermo was there, too, swamped by non-canine admirers, though I missed the ultimate VIP sighting since Kristen Stewart and Kate Moss were present at an earlier show (Mulberry ran twice due to a smaller venue.)
Happy Birthday, Mulberry! In celebration of the British accessories brand's 40th year, the label teamed up with artist Josh Gurrie to create an animated film that illustrates its history, from the story of founder Roger Saul to collaborations with Alexa Chung, Emma Hill, Giles Deacon, Stuart Vevers.... It's charming and entertaining, much like Mulberry itself. Our only request? Can these scenes be transformed into a coloring book? We just bought a set of 100 colored pencils, and would love to use them on Alexa.... PS: Got to Mulberry.com for more birthday surprises.
Coachella is almost as much about the fashion as it is the music, so it makes more-than-perfect sense that Mulberry--whose parties nearly always including an awesome musical guest like Florence and the Machine, Hot Chip, or Kelis--is hosting a backyard BBQ during the festival. Creative director Emma Hill will be lighting up the grill poolside at The Parker Hotel, accompanied by guest DJs Miike Snow and Teen Voguer Andrew Bevan. And since this is Mulberry, anticipate appearances from a few of Coachella's most-VIP attendees. (Kate Bosworth spent the whole of last year's festival decked out in the label's bags.) Here's a sneak peek at the invite.
LONDON--The Claridges ballroom was filled to the brim this morning with editors taking in Mulberry's charming-as-usual Fall 2011 show. We were seated in sections delegated by animal--the owl, the porcupine, the bunny--and kitted out with stickers, a fox mask, and a new Mulberry tote bag. Waiters were passing out mini cakes and purple soda. It was kind of like being at a very fancy film showing.
Inspired the by the Secret Garden, Mulberry's Spring 2011 presentation was filled with flowers, puppies, and a soundtrack of chirping birds. Seriously. Click through for some lovely images.