It’s difficult to recall any brand or designer without a serious initial logo that wasn’t widely known for their accessories, rather than their clothes (Kate Spade aside, her full-name bags garnered attention eons ago). Welcome to London Fashion Week spring/summer 2015, and you have Mulberry to thank for this challenge. The brand debuted their latest collection at their English headquarters, where their handbags and shoes took the mainstage and demanded the spotlight over the clothes.
Sure, model-of-the-moment, Cara Delevingne, is their current campaign spokeswoman. Nevertheless, Mulberry knows a thing or two about a classic, beautifully crafted handheld accessory. Make no mistake, these pieces were the star of the show. Serving as perfectly capable supporting roles, however, was a ready-to-wear collection inspired by English gardens, specifically cornflower and delphinium. Angular hemmed jacquard blazers were silvery and abstract, built to resemble cow parsley and pretty enough to remain in our memory. Luxe black dresses get a sporty remix with laser-hole cutouts and boxy panels. The collection is solid, with many classic and attainable pieces, but our money still rests on that Mulberry bag.