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The Show: Mulberry Fall 2013
The Theme: Plaid layers
The Color Palette: Black, brown, yellow, and white
Best/Collection’s Signature Standout Look: There is something that always feels very British about plaid, and for fall, Mulberry used this classic print on everything from tunics to skirts and even a matching dog vest. There was an abundance of layered pieces, with skirts and dresses being worn over cropped pants. Another focus was the mixture of patterns and fabrications seen in the combination of plaid and tweed on a bell sleeved top. Many of the looks were completed with elbow-length leather gloves that matched the color of the collection.
The Show: Preen Fall 2013
The Theme: The Apocalypse
The Color Palette: Red, black, and white
Best/Collection’s Signature Standout Look: Even though the end of the world did not come to pass in 2012, Preen designers Justin Thornton and Thea Bregazzi decided to create a collection based around the wardrobe of a woman living in a post-apocalyptic world. Strong looks were presented with crisply tailored jackets, blouses and dresses in a lineup of red or black. Zippers accented many of the pieces, placed on pants, skirts and jackets in long, slanted angles. A black jacket and skirt was highlighted by bright streaks of red lining the front of each piece as well as the collar, while the skirt was left unzipped to create a more versatile and unexpected form of body armor for the modern woman. With these structured pieces, Preen made sure that even if the world fell apart, a woman would always be able to count on her clothes to stay together.