The inherent Britishness of Mulberry seemed all the more evident as their A/W collection was transported to New York. Creative Director Emma Hill cited 'naughty Royals' as an influence and there were Princess Margaret bouffant hairstyles, Fair Isle knits and plenty of buttoned-up chic. There was an updated Alexa bag and more than a few frocks and shoes we reckon we'll be seeing on Ms Chung before long. As ever, the bags had arm candy must-have written all over and there were new colours such as deep purple and leopard prints to choose from.
Monique Lhuillier chose the theme of Asian Warrior for her A/W show and the models strutted their stuff with scraped back top knots and scarlet lips. Chinese red and glossy black provided a colour theme for much of the show which started out tough with short, sharp dresses such as this mini with a red metallic dragon depiction and later softened up into romantic tulle gowns with floral embellishment. It was these floor-skimming dresses that showed why Lhuillier is such a celebrity red carpet favourite.
It was less of the glitzy gowns of last season at Zac Posen as his A/W show took a daywear heavy direction. Gone were the long red carpet numbers and in their place shorter, flirty minidresses. Daywear separates came in the shape of cape-style coats and wide-legged pants in camel and caramel shades.
By Pat McNulty