Mulberry Autumn/Winter 2014 photographed by Tim Walker
Upon discovering Mulberry’s latest offering I welcome with open arms this cooler weather we are currently having in my part of the world! Cara Delevingne returns as the face of the brand clad in tartan skirts, skivvies, comfy knits and knee-high socks amid the rolling hills of the Scottish Highlands. Also spot a selection of bags from Cara’s recent Mulberry design collaboration! Ever present throughout the campaign is a nod to the brand’s British heritage and like all Mulberry collections, this one exudes a certain nonchalance and contemporary cool whilst also championing that classic ‘town & country’ feel.
The pleated tartan skirts are my particular favourite as they closely resemble one I had as a little girl. I loved it to death and incidentally wore it most while holidaying with my family in the British countryside! Mulberry’s redux a la Cara may just see me revisit the look once more this winter… Love!
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Conjuring up memories of a beloved pleated red tartan skirt from my nineties childhood, plaid’s recent redux has us thinking ‘cool’ again about laundry bag checks, and has arguably become this season’s most covetable trend.
For those lucky enough to experience a white Christmas, sweaters and outerwear are the adopted styles, while for those down here on the warmer side of the world there remains the option of the shirt (tied around the waist of course) or super chic sneaker iterations.
While Louis Vuitton’s ‘chinese shopper-laundry bag’ hybrid collection in 2007 did little to inspire new favour for the fabric, Celine is largely credited with championing plaid’s most recent revival, and with apparent widespread success. Laminated outerwear and plaid woven skirts featured strongly in Celine’s fall ’13 collection… Not to be outdone however by Stella’s softer hued check sweater, chicly donned by The Editorialist‘s Kate Davidson Hudson (top)… Then there’s Zara‘s slightly grungier take on the trend which favours red and black plaid paired with leather, and the lighter brighter update as featured in Zara’s latest November lookbook. So it appears ‘laundry-bag luxe’ is a thing!
I’m making a list… (and NOT ‘checking’ it twice)! 🙂