LFW S/S 2014: Holly Fulton & Mulberry

Holly Fulton
A clear 70’s feel ran throughout this S/S 14 collection with denim pinafores, bomber jackets, knee length pencil skirts, denim skirts, boxy waist-length jackets, wide leg trousers and jumper dresses. With plenty of patterns running throughout with my particular favourite of the structured almost mosaic like pattern at the beginning of the collection. Embroidery, cork dresses with crystal embellishment, fan shaped handbags with prints and embellishments, big sun hats, side-swept hair and side ponytails and big sunglasses add some great, authentic and wearable decoration and accessories to the outfits. A floral print pyjama-esque style suit and matching rain mac sits along with denim trousers with an elasticated waistband that somehow manages to look cool as well as comfy which proves this is a pretty good S/S 14 collection from Holly Fulton.

Mulberry
A very English look reigned this collection from Mulberry with florals and muted tones taking over the majority of this. It is quite refined and well put together, the sort of thing you might wear to an afternoon tea party with friends. A little bit of a 60’s influence runs through some of the collection with the patterns and colour ways used. Obviously there were beautiful bags everywhere from envelope clutches to the brand new bag – the Kensal – a shoulder bag with a briefcase style and lock. Silvery grey’s, powder blues, peach’s and juxtaposed with the tougher and more stark colours of black, white and bright orange. Shirts are paired with shorts, skirts and pyjama style trousers while non-fitted blazers and shift dresses in flattering 60’s cuts also make an appearance. Sheer fabrics and silks add a beautiful elegance to the collection and create the basis for a lot of the large horizontal striped pieces using different shades to produce the stripes, a simple but effective way of bringing a bit of interest to an outfit of all one colour. While the black striped outfit consists of leather against suede to create the different shades of black through texture rather than colour changing. Lots of white ends the collection with floral patterns quilted onto the flimsier fabrics making them a bit thicker and tougher but still retaining that beautiful, feminine, genteel quality that runs throughout this entire final collection from Mulberry’s designer Emma Hill.

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