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Earlier this year, Mulberry took things to a whole new level with their A/W12 collection inspired by the classic children’s book Where The Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendak.
“I’m always obsessed by movies and so we took some of Tim Walker’s The Lost Explorer as well as I wanted it to be really textural with hand knits and different types of fur. We’re a British company so I wanted to make the outerwear really strong. I always think a winter show should actually be for winter,” Emma Hill, Mulberry Creative Director
And wintery it was, full of teddy bear coats and tiger prints, ‘touch me’ textures and glorious autumnal shades of burnt orange. But the one thing that had everyone talking (and reaching for the curb grips) was the intricately braided up do’s sported by the Mulberry models. The artfully mussed up braids went hand in hand with the whimsical and wild nature of the collection, and has us remembering the autumn mornings before school when our mums and big sisters helped us to french plait our hair
“Teenage braids are still in! These ones though are slightly more dishevelled, as though the girls have slept rough. There was also a ’Where The Wild Things Are’ theme for the show so we complemented that with messy braids wrapped around the head”. Sam McKnight, Mulberry A/W12 Hair Stylist
Now that autumn (and London Fashion Week) are once again on the horizon, She Said Beauty decided to pay homage to Sam’s braided vision by breaking it down in a helpful how-to-get-the-look video. There are two versions of the look, one beginner version for the braiding novice (and great for girls on-the-go) and a second advanced version for those of us who are a little more dextrously gifted. Both styles look amazing, and are ideal for mornings when your hair just won’t go right, or if you want to switch up your look and be a little more adventurous with your locks.
Let us know how you get on with your own take on the Mulberry braided up do and tweet us your photos @SheSaidBeauty #MulberryBraidsVideo