Everyone saw the explosion of houndstooth in the last few fall catwalks and on the highstreet, this popular trend seeing designers giving a little nod to mans best friend. But this A/W the catwalks have taken the trend to who new level…
It seems like our furry friends have taken over the A/W Catwalks, with everyone from Mulberry to Armani throwing a bone to our canine companions. Givenchy saw menswear jumpers embossed with snarling Rottweilers strutted down the catwalk, hanging baggy on tiny female models; androgynous and completely bow-WOW.
The barking-mad A/W Collection from Topshop Unique epitomised princess pup – the 101 Dalmation themed clothes were completed by a painted on nose and hair styled into dog ears in the form of top knots. Every little detail was complete to the whisker, including white and black dotted nails.
If your don’t feel like taking the trend too literal, Emanuel Ungaro and Tory Burch, amongst many, have taken the meaning of pampered pooch and sassed it up, introducing decadent dog collars to their A/W 2011 collections.
It may seem that some of the models were upstaged by a new breed of model, the crafty canine. The Louis Vuitton campaign sees models pouting alongside model mutts, pugs to be exact. Where as Emporio Armani and Mulberry wanted to pack more of a punch when it came to their A/W catwalk, or should we say Dog-Walk, when the audience saw four paws strutting down the catwalk rocking the latest in canine couture (dinner jacket for Armani and parker for Mulberry).
Barking mad or completely sassy, these designers certainly took a paws for thought when creating their collections. Theres no doubt TellusFashion will be rocking this trend – a fast way to get from mongrel to best in show in no time.
This week Mulberry announced the release of their new Jewelled Lily. Exclusive for SS11, this update on the classic Lily bag offers all the plus points of the bag we know and love – with a very fashion twist.
The beautiful embellished gem is fresh for spring and combines the perfect mini bag size with the flexibility to be worn as a clutch or shoulder bag. The sparkling revamp comes in the shape of a shower of 3000 show stopping Swarovski crystals.
Handmade in the UK, the bespoke beauty differs with each piece, guaranteeing the wearer a taste of haute couture history. Its unique craftsmanship, spring-like warm golden tones and delicate feminine crystals guarantee it to be a sure fire hit with the fash-pack, as well as securing its position as this season’s must have.
As much as this striking bag packs a punch, so does the price tag – it will set you back an astonishing £3,500. With the classic Lily retailing at around £500, is this glam treat worth the extra, or worth it at all? TELLUS what you think!