Surrounded in gold balloons, Cara Delevingne celebrates her own collection for Mulberry during New York Fashion Week.
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By Jenny Bahn
Model Caroline Brasch Nielsen has become one of the clear standouts when it comes to model street style. The girl is just as good off the runway as she is on. Here, she’s rocking a head-to-toe denim ensemble (throw a jean jacket over that and you’ve got what someone just told me is called a “Canadian tuxedo”) paired with a simple animal-print trench. We love the low-slung boyfriend jeans and the simple braided belt. And those cat-eye glasses… swoon!
One of the things I appreciate about certain fashion brands is the desire to take it back… I mean reeeeally take it back to the origin of the piece. Instead of harping backstage at glitzy fashion shows or shooting a white backdrop photo shoot, the gang at Mulberry went doc style. Their subjects are real women, and real grandmothers such as 77 year old Beatrice and a local gang of highly skilled knitters from Eribé, a Scottish knitwear design house who brought the creative Mulberry director Emma Hill’s designs to life. Each piece made for the Mulberry A/W 2012 collection was made by hand by one of these women.
The London event celebrated Beatrice by inviting her to Harrod’s (a place she’d never seen her whole life). During the fab affair, London’s Telegraph reported that Beatrice just sat in the world famous shop knitting the Aztec-inspired tassel scarf proudly on sale in the Mulberry concession. God bless grannies worldwide.
Images of the new Mulberry campaign are swimming all over with the darkest yet chic archetypes of “little girl lost in the woods”. Photographer Tim Walker snapped these cinematic shots for the Mulberry’s Autumn/Winter 2012/13 campaign. Until you get the new goods, here’s some vintage Mulberry.