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Editorial

Mulberry teamed British heritage with an unexpectedly sporty edge, as well as the touch of punk used by many British designers to explore the line between anarchy and tradition. Single or double-breasted tartan coats, perhaps with a fur collar, were worn with masculine trousers or a pleated skirt and colourful opaque tights. Romantic midi-dresses were styled with a metal eyelet belt, while more eyelets appeared on dresses, some of the coats and the accessories, from leather gloves to bags and heeled loafers. There were also printed down jackets of various lengths worn with the metal eyelet belt and a matching skirt, solid masculine suits and mini-skirtsuits. Traditional British prints alternated with seventies-style optical patterns, micro floral motifs and ‘feathered’ prints, which nodded to the ducks and swans that creative director Johnny Coca sees every morning before work in the gardens of Kensington Palace.