Mulberry’s artistic LFW invitation.

I love checking into my hotel suite during London fashion week. Suddenly, you aren’t thinking about being a jet-lag zombie, or taking an hour-long steamy shower to soak off the remains of that red eye international flight (the guy next to me had his shoes off. For SEVEN HOURS). All you want to do is rifle through the ginormous box of beautifully coloured envelopes and parcels that is waiting, like magic, in your hotel room. It’s better than Christmas! As it turns out, London has seriously upped their invitation game this season.  Hands-down, Mulberry wins for most incredible invite. They sent a little watercolour box, complete with sketch book and paint tin. It’s the type of thing you keep forever and look back on fondly when you find it years later. For our October issue, I chatted with Emma Hill (Mulberry’s creative director) and she was so wonderful that of course she dreamed this up. One of her revelations? The night before a runway show, she always sleeps in the same room as her collection.
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