September 17, 2011 London
Creative director Emma Hill's cutesy, all-things-English fetish took to the festive seaside in a continuation of Resort. There's a joke here about the wetness and less-than-sizzling temperatures of a British summer—thus the ribbed leggings and all those adorable swingy anoraks, Hill's take on a classic kagool. And by that reasoning, great little buttery, cropped leathers made perfect sense.
A Mulberry show flips the script, making clothes the accessories that frame the bags. A bomber and skirt encrusted with chunks of blue crystal exists only for its accompaniment of a matching mini Lily chain-strapped bag. Along with updates on beloved classics like the Alexa satchel (now with teddy-bear head rivets) and Evelina hobo (now in lemon or navy patent, and grass green leather) was their new Travel collection, the highlight of which was a neat, boxy little camera bag.