Johnny Coca courtesy Mulberry

Mulberry Spring Summer ‘18 collection presented last October in a hôtel particulier, in the heart of Paris, was inspired by Edwardiana, Ascot Ladies’ Day and girls that look just ready to enter garden parties in English countryside. Dresses in prints and sequin embroideries are cut square to drape around the body, a reference to the sinus drapes of the 1920s and 1930s. Accessories borrow from ready-to-wear, gently edged with the collection’s gathers and frills. The palette is soft, feminine, ballerina shades of bone and pale porcelain blue combined with rich and contrasting core colours like oxblood.