Mulberry: with carousels and carnival-like amusement fare on the mind, Mulberry displayed a luxe collection of clothing and accessories amongst beautifully painted carousel horses this season. It’s interesting to see the evolution of a house from key accessories to an entire lifestyle brand. The clothes and bags were definitely in competition with each other for center-stage –which do you think won?
Temperley: The likes of the circus, carnival, and all things under the big top proved to be inspiration for many designers this season, as we saw the trend continue at Temperley. We appreciated the arrangement of the mannequins that seemed a bit more lively than other presentations we’ve seen, and the original video installation with Spring 2010’s looks was an added treat. Despite the theme which could have gone to the costumey side, these pieces will prove to be wearable, in particular the black and white pieces.
Tibi (Backstage pics): One of our favorites every season, Tibi’s Amy Smilovic lived up to her reputation of amazing prints and ethereal, feminine frocks. One of the most calm backstage visits we’ve had in ages, we can only wonder if the clothes somehow miraculously channeled their calm, cool aesthetic into the pre-runway preparations….