12am: Mulberry SS14
Tanya Burr took to the frow for today’s Mulberry catwalk show – a first for the beauty blogging world. As well as blogging royalty, fashion royalty of its highest rank also perched on the front row in the form of Anna Wintour. With an impressive crowd in attendance, Emma Hill, Creative Director, had to, well, impress. Even more so as it was her last collection for Mulberry. Complete with a bulldog, the collection felt quintessentially British and ladylike – a signature Mulberry characteristic. The tangerine red floral print added a Sixties vibe and the all leather outfits were quite surprising and definitely added another dimension to the catwalk. As expected, Hill also debuted a new handbag during the show. The Kensal is a briefcase style shoulder bag and perfectly practical – part of Mulberry’s DNA. Ultimately, Hill ensured her work here was done. The question is, who will follow in her successful footsteps?
3pm: Topshop Unique
Even more fashion icons flocked to Topshop’s Show Space for Unique’s Spring Summer 2014 collection. Kate Moss, Green’s good friend, was obviously in attendance, as well as her little girl, Lila Grace. A forest green type of hue was one of the main colours seen down the catwalk – something I thought was refreshing for Spring/Summer and created a natural, organic accent to the collection. Other that that, however, there wasn’t much progression to the collection other than nineties influence low swung trousers, crocheted knits and spaghetti strap dresses. The whole thing seemed slightly haphazard, and if I’m honest, weak for Topshop – I expected a story to arise, but unfortunately it never did. There is nothing that desirable about this collection in my eyes. Jourdan Dunn stunned the crowd in a backless navy silk gown – you would’ve never ever had guessed she’d just stuffed a Nandos down backstage. How do these creatures do it?! Unique, you should’ve been more unique, basically.
6pm: Mary Katrantzou
Katrantzou is one of those genius types. Her work is always so mesmerising to the eye, and this collection is no different. Her ability to manipulate photographic images to create masterpieces of clothing shone through more than ever – the unexpected is what you should always expect with Katrantzou. This season, she turns to shoes as the main story for her collection. Brogues and sneakers influenced the details of the clothes, with blown up images of buckles, laces and punch holes intricately placed in a most flattering way to shape the body. A stream of babydoll dresses encrusted with digital jewels in beautifully rich shades followed with a sweet, ruffle top detail and A line silhouette. For me, her designs are always so visually appealing that you can never seem to seek out any flaws in them. This collection is so well executed that even a concept as random as the power of the shoe can flow effortlessly into a series of extravagant dresses. There’s not much else to say but, Katrantzou, thank goodness we found you.