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Mulberry Fall 2012 Runway Review

In spite of the fact that they always show in the early morning of the Sunday of LFW, Mulberry always has a stellar front row. This season was no different with fashionable folks such as Michelle Williams, Elizabeth Olsen, and Lana Del Rey up bright and early to see the quintessentially English brand. Del Rey wasn't just there for decoration because in the hours before the show Mulberry announced that its next it-bag would be the Del Rey after the sultry singer. Joining the ranks of fan favorites like the Alexa and the Lilly, the Del Rey is sure to be a big hit for the brand because of its easy, wearable shape.

Inspired by Maurice Sendak's Where the Wild Things Are, the collection was a story of texture. Mongolian furs were shown alongside rustic tweed and tie-dyed suede. With a rich mixture of autumnal shades, Creative Director Emma Hill unsurprisingly told a story strong in outerwear. The flushed English rose beauty look worked perfectly with the well-cut furs and wearable, girlish dresses. It can be difficult for heritage brands to connect with younger women, but with Mulberry, Hill has managed to cover all the bases. Modern heritage isn't something you hear very often but it perfectly describes Hill's cohesive fall offering.