Perhaps Holly Fulton was feeling a little nostalgic of summer when it came to designing her AW12 collection as neither the fabrics, nor the colour palette used for her offering was pragmatic for a typical British winter. Although, who ever said fashion has to be practical?
Silk dresses in multiple tones of pink, with bold art-deco prints, glided down the catwalk. We couldn’t help but imagine these on a golden strip of beach, with a cocktail in hand. Next came an array of dainty electric blue skirts, with blush
worthy slits up the back teamed with roll necks. Gold eccentric patterns were prominent on black knits. A few perfectly tailored coats and jackets appeared amongst the collection, which were also covered in wacky prints. Fulton stated that her inspiration lay in psychedelic graphics by pop artist Peter Max.
Known for her bling, models were heavily accessorised with necklaces and earrings – think Pat Butcher but a million times chicer.
The collection proved to be much of the same from Fulton. Those who admire what she does will adore it, and those who don’t…well, that’s their problem.
Words: Millie Cotton