Mulberry Cancels London Fashion Week Show

Mulberry cancels London Fashion Week show

Mulberry cancels London Fashion Week Show

Who saw this coming? Internationally renowned house Mulberry has decided to cancel its typically star-studded London Fashion Week show for February 2014. With creative director Emma Hill having left the brand last season after six years, Mulberry has decided it would not be practical to orchestrate a show without a creative director.

In a statement, Mulberry told WWD that the brand “has not finalised its creative director search and will therefore exceptionally not stage a catwalk show this February.” Executives said they will be participating in London Fashion Week in some capacity, but they have not provided further details.

Creative directors seem to be a hot topic as of late. The latest merry-go-round of change has seen Marc Jacobs stepping down from Louis Vuitton in October, only to be replaced by Nicolas Ghesquiere – the former creative director of Balenciaga who was superseded by Alexander Wang the previous year.

Mulberry will be focusing on finding a replacement for Emma Hill, who is credited with propelling the brand to an international stage with her massively popular ‘IT’ bags, such as the Alexa & the Del Ray. A range of London based and LFW favourites including Erdem Moralioglu, Mary Katrantzou, Sophie Hulme and Roland Mouret are said to be the running to become Mulberry’s next creative director. With any luck, Mulberry will have made a decision by the end of 2013 and until then we will be waiting with bated breath to see how Mulberry make a mark this February without the usual LFW furore.

Melanie Richtman

Melanie is currently pursuing a degree in public relations, fashion studies, and anthropology from the University of Minnesota. She aspires to work in the fashion, entertainment, or luxury sector as a publicist. When she isn’t writing (or tweeting), Melanie spends most of her time reading about celebrities and trying out new lipsticks.