Burberry SS13 and Mulberry SS13

I’m going in with the big hitters this morning for your viewing pleasure, 2 of the shows I looked forward to the most, Burberry and Mulberry.

The Burberry invite was amongst the most talked about with it’s iconic London skyline laser-cut pop up, highlighting the brands heritage. You couldn’t help but wonder what they had in store at the show itself…

Images via London Fashion Week, by Catwalking.com.

This is one of the few shows I have watched live – Grazia streamed the show (you can watch most of the shows at London Fashion Week but don’t get the full effect as the music is overlaid with something akin to elevator music.) It was a full audio-visual treat then to see the models walking the catwalk in time to the haunting yet stirring music. (Can anybody tell me who sings the opening track?) I’ve chosen a few key pieces here but would encourage you to head on over to Grazia and watch the full show. It’s mesmerising.

The Burberry SS13 finale, Image: The Daily Mail

With typical wit and English eccentricity, Mulberry put on their show in an English garden complete with pastel layered cakes and gnomes for decor. The collection was heavy on the leather with unusual shapes lending structure to shell tops, over sized (or as Mulberry call it, ‘Borrowed from the Boys’) car coats and motorcycle jackets. There were 2 beautiful prints – one oriental looking blossom print and another lizard print. As you would expect from a heritage brand, the whole collection exuded luxe appeal.

Images via London Fashion Week, by Catwalking.com.

Almost the star of the show was the new introduction to the Mulberry family – Willow. A tote bag in thee sizes with a clutch bag that is zippered to the front and completely removable, it fast went to the top of my lust-have list in expensive shades of tan and cream leather. Join the queue ladies!

The ‘Willow’ – Image credit: Mulberry blog. Watch the catwalk show here.

So ladies, what do you think – any favourites here? Have you seen the collections or shows and if you had to pick a giant fashion icon from these two for SS13 which would you choose?


The best #LFW invites…

I thought I would do a little round up of the London Fashion Week invites this afternoon. Always a stationery geek and because they hint at the colours, patterns and prints for the coming season it’s been fascinating (for me at least) to watch the invites appear on Twitter over the last week or so. The day one of these drops on my door mat I will feel like I have made it! This year, one of the most talked about was Burberry’s laser cut pop up London skyline invite, with the House of Holland iPhone case cover a close second, (both below.) You’ll have to scroll down however to see my favourite.

House of Holland via @CocosTeaParty

Matthew Williamson via @FashionFoisGras

Bora Aksu invite via @StyleColumn // Clements Ribero via @HayleyLeaver // Burberry via @TheLFWDaily // Moschino colour blocking via @Jess_Forbes // Issa London via @IssaLondon

Sass and Bide via @Jo_Greasley

Faster Pass by @MarkFastKnit

And my absolute favourite? The gorgeous Mulberry invite… The show is tomorrow and I would practically give my right arm to be there… well, maybe. 😉 I wonder if this means we’ll see more painterly prints and lots of pink and green?

Painting via @Mulberry_Editor

You can read more about the collaboration between Winsor and Newton and Mulberry to create the invitations here.

What do you think readers? Have I missed any you thought were particularly cool?


PS More London Fashion week invites here on Stylist.

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