Rid­ing high

The eques­trian look is back in the sad­dle

ELLE (Malaysia) - - RADAR NEWS -

Sev­eral de­sign­ers turned dres­sage into dress-up this sea­son, tak­ing rid­ing sta­ples like blaz­ers, jodh­purs, boots and horsebits from the sta­ble to the run­way. Mul­berry’s cre­ative di­rec­tor Johnny Coca went all in, show­ing fit­ted checked blaz­ers and dra­matic capes straight out of the rid­ing ring, knee-high boots, and most no­tably the Am­ber­ley, a new range of sturdy top-han­dle bags born out of a mod­ern ex­plo­ration of Mul­berry’s her­itage and clas­sic Bri­tish style. The bags are made from fine sad­dlery leathers, graphic snake­skin and crocodile leather in five dif­fer­ent sil­hou­ettes, all fea­tur­ing eques­trian-tinged stitch­ing, quilt­ing de­tails and Mul­berry’s new sig­na­ture hard­ware, the Rider’s Lock, a slen­der metal clasp rem­i­nis­cent of horsebits and bri­dles.

Stella McCart­ney’s life­long love of eques­tri­an­ism served as in­spi­ra­tion for quilted barn jack­ets, plaid sweaters and prints of wild horses taken from a mo­tif by 18th-cen­tury English painter George Stubbs. It was crisp, clas­sic and com­mand­ingly sexy. To ex­tend the equine vibe, vis­ual di­rec­tor Philippa Price cre­ated a sur­re­al­ist west­ern desert awash with dream­like psy­che­delic colours in her sec­ond film col­lab­o­ra­tion with the de­signer, en­ti­tled ‘Eclipse’. Time to get back on the horse.

Scenes from Philippa Price’s film col­lab­o­ra­tion with Stella McCart­ney. Be­low: George Stubbs wild horse prints via Stella McCart­ney A/W ’17

Mul­berry’s new eques­trian-in­formed Am­ber­ley bag in its dif­fer­ent sil­hou­ettes

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