London Fashion Week Day 5: Holly Fulton Autumn/Winter 2012-13
It was obvious before we had even stepped into the BFC that this season Holly Fulton would be showcasing some serious vibrant colours. The demographic style of Holly Fulton you ask? Well it’s garments that feature gorgeous art-deco print, sharp detailing and serious structural formation and, as we entered Fulton’s realm this season, we saw just that.
The opening look showed us this gorgeous pink coatdress featuring incredible art-deco style patterns upon, the strong black and white lines contrasting the delectable raspberry colouring perfectly. Yet what I admired most about this coat was the sensational furry bag that accompanied the look. It was very Anna Dello-Russo, vibrant fluffy and gorgeous.
Sensuous pinks evolved into vibrant blues, yet the structure of the collection stayed the same. Tops were worn high-necked and skirts had splits in, creating an emphasis on movement. While print wise we see Fulton’s signature striping, graphic patterns, (which were all perfectly symmetrical) and some zesty botanical images.
A favourite look of mine from this show were the butterfly printed trousers, slim fitting, chocolate brown and utterly gorgeous, it was like spring had been sprung on to the catwalk. As a whole this season, Fulton decided to keep the collection demur like as there was nothing that was too overtly sexy. Lengths were kept to the knee or just above and sheer tights were worn with every dress. Yet cut-out pieces upon certain dresses would certainly catch ones lingering eye.
Overall, this collection showed Fulton at her best. Her incredible designs keep us fuelled from season to season and we wait with baited breath to see where her impeccable design talent takes her next.