Mulberry Fall 2017 RTW

Another fashion week and another Monday for a collection review. Today we’re going full British as in London’s fashion week and a fashion show from the islands! Here’s Mulberry Fall 2017 RTW. Catch the full collection here.

Mulberry Fall 2017 RTW | The Fashion Folks

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Mulberry’s tagline is “A new perspective on heritage”  (at least according to their instagram). The words couldn’t be more true however, with a distinct touch of British fashion and culture – in all their collections. Founded in 1971 the company has seen the best and worst of British fashion. Spanning from the punk years of King’s Road and expansion of british labels such as Stella McCartney and Alexander McQueen. Through it all, Mulberry has had a clear core of plaids, leather handbags, preppy and always dressed for a cup of tea (with today’s collection being no exception). Creative director is Johnny Coca!

Mulberry Fall 2017 RTW

To a foreigner, the UK might seem like a place of gorgeous landscapes, terrible weather, old aristocracy, afternoon tea, posh people and adorable old ladies (only a part of it though). Mulberry does nothing to defy this idea however, but embraces it to its fullest length. For fall 2017, Mulberry ticked off classic british design features such as plaid, blazers, crochet, clothes for rainy days and old floral pattern. The collection lands somewhere between floral wallpapers in a room for afternoon tea and the UK postwar with a twist on dark colored office clothes

It comes with a lot of sets as in matching blazers and skirts, but also matching dresses and pants. The blazers have their fair share touch of the 80s and are somewhat oversized. There’s also a lot of oversized ponchos that are quilted. Not to forget,  the ruffles that tunes out to excessive fabric of sleeves, ruffles and skirts (a big trend this fall btw!). The silhouette is pretty loose and even going on oversized. The preppy life exists in form of floral patterns, bows, crochet pieces and pastel colors going slightly metallic.


Thoughts on the collection

Are you familiar with the Cheerleader effect? Where a group is more attractive than the individual person? But the persons of the squad leads up to an overall gorgeousness? Well, a terrible and a somewhat sexist term, but the principle is applicable here. Mulberry presents a genius idea and a finished look, that for most part looks really good and charming. But when one studies the pieces and plucks the outfit apart, it fails to deliver the same stylish effect. for instance, I love the oversized quilted ponchos. I’d love to have one and take a nap in it. Perhaps its chicness though gets lost somewhere by not matching it with patent leather boots or a same colored blouse. See where I’m going?

Same goes for the floral dresses with ruffles, they’re darling as only a cup of tea can be, but their styling options stays limited. Not to forget the blazers, I have yet to see someone pull of an oversized brown plaid blazer without looking like a fashion disaster. The ideas and looks of the collection are great though. The two first looks feels like a mix of “the British heritage” and modern femininity. The triangle shaped trench coat in a plaid pattern is a british classic. The two looks of brown and yellow floral/plaid pattern are also a great reflection of precise styling, but might not perform as well out of the context. Not to mention the dusty metallic pastels in floral patterns – lovely in the presentation but might look too much lady without the right styling.

The crochet dresses are either a love or a hate subject, but presents an adorable British afternoon tea look. Perhaps more cinematic than reality, but a fun play of idea. I have no idea what to say about the floral purple quilted oversized cape, but again to underline its coziness and my wanting of it due to its nap-ablitiy (an important word). The dark brown look with the manchester skirt (?) and scarf is a perfect reflection of casual chic, but its power is within the styling and not the clothes. I’ll leave it to you to decide upon the 1980s pastel silk looks. However, some colors and combinations are better left in that decade – if I put it that way.


Overall though, I need the number to the stylists of the collection as I have a long list of looks I want with the exact clothes and accessories. It might not be a wearable collection in specific, but if you have a love for British fashion and odd clothes, this is the collection for you. Perhaps you’ll find some charm in the ideas of fashion presented, but not in the specific clothes.

Folks, what are your thoughts on Mulberry Fall 2017? Leave a comment! Xx

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56 thoughts on “Mulberry Fall 2017 RTW

  1. There are actually many pieces I love. I’m not sure I’d go for a quilted coat. The Canadian in me is like, “Is that warm enough?” but don’t we all love the idea of snuggling up to a blanket. These would be the upscale, glam piece that I would hope feels cozy and luxurious. 🙂 I love the mix of prints and textures. There is quite the range.


  2. First off, I’m in LOVE with the pastel crochet set shown above, it’s absolutely GORGEOUS, though a bit impractical for fall/winter, especially in the UK. That said, I get what you mean about the quilted ponchos. The design and approach is beautiful, but again impractical to be paired with the typical footwear we embrace without much option due to the cold temps, such as leather boots. Though I’m all for experimenting with colors typically designated for specific seasons, I feel one can only get away with it when the piece itself is practical for the season and much of the collection doesn’t seem practical. For the spring and summer!? Heck yeah, I want it all! Lol! Thanks for sharing your thoughts on the collection, beauty, and I hope you’re having the best day so far!



    1. It’s so so gorgeous indeed, but oh yes, definitely impractical haha! Hahah I love though that your main concern for the collection was that it was for the wrong season. But yes love, you definitely have some points in it! Xx

  3. I’m totally with you on the Mulberry collection. When you view it all together it looks like a pretty, cohesive collection. But when thinking about wearability or even inspiration to take back and try my own spin on it, I don’t know how it would all work. The ponchos look so big and square, almost like a picnic blanket and I don’t like how big everything looks on all the models. Was it meant to be that way? I mean they’re all 6 feet tall! If I wore one of those pieces, I would be swimming in it =P

    Rina Samantha

    1. Hahah yup, it’s so true though! Such a hard one to nail down to wearability and your own style. Hahah you do have a point on them looking like picnic blankets, I think they look cozy though! But definitely hard do pull off! Xx

  4. I love your reviews, and props to you for being honest! I really enjoyed this collection. There were elements that I wasn’t really into, but there were individual pieces in a lot of the looks that I’d love to add to my collection (ie oversized plaid blazers and sweaters). A lot of the sweaters made me think of cool, country mornings, though I suppose that’s kind of the point. The dark burgundy/brown layered maxi can slip into my closet as well. I need it!

    Amber –

    1. Thank you love, that makes me happy to hear! I’m glad that you feel like you want the individual pieces rather than the looks haha, I feel that I want the exact look (more or less) as the styling is so specific! Xx

  5. I completely agree with you in that this collection definitely has a traditional British feel to it and in that way is a lot of fun. That crocheted dress is so intricate and unique!

  6. I don’t know much about Mulberry other than their (gorgeous!) bags, so it was fun looking at this collection. It’s not really my taste, but I can imagine that it would look good all together.

  7. As usual, I love hearing your take on the collections! I’m not sure I’m 100% on board with all of these pieces, although I do love the various floral prints.

    Kathryn •

  8. I’ve never heard of the Cheerleader Effect before, but oh my gosh what a perfect analogy – you’re so right! I feel as though this is so often the case: a brilliant overall collection, but perhaps not so dazzling when plucked apart and the focus is placed on each individual piece. Brilliant post, as always!

  9. I have been a fan of Mulberry since my teens so even though some of the pieces in this collection are not entirely my style, I appreciate this collection. Very unique collection and I agree, the crochet pieces are a love or hate bunch. 🙂 /Madison

  10. I love Mulberry! they are so classic, but this year is a bit over the top for me. I do love the colors and patterns, but not all together. Your description of the cheerleader effect is perfect.

  11. Huh, this is definitely a very interesting and unusual collection! Honestly though, I live in the UK and I can’t imagine anyone here wearing this, haha! I think that you used the perfect word to describe this collection – ‘cinematic’. Something about it is very alluring and interesting, but again, perhaps not it’s approachable enough. Crochet dresses are cute, and they do make me think of posh afternoon tea, although I think I’d have a hard time pulling one off! As always hun, wonderful post, love reading about your insight into fashion! <3 xoxo


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