Monday, 27 February 2012

LFW - Holly Fulton's Fabulous AW12 Collection









Holly Fulton's collection was one of my favourite's of this February's Fashion Week. Despite using just two main colours, the collection had variety and impact. I loved the combination of hot pink and rich teal, perhaps because they were two colours I am using in a current interior design project, or perhaps just because they looked so great together.

The description of the collection was a 'Lady Chatterley meets sexy gardener' situation and the prints reminded me of beautifully decorative greenhouses and birdcages. Her inspirations also included rainbows and the pop artist Peter Max who says: "Color and creativity just happen to me". Holly's collection is described as eclectic and bold and that sums it up perfectly. 

Huge deco style jewellery made a statement, as did those bright fluffy bags - one thing I won't be taking away for my own wardrobe (I preferred the folded clutch styles)! I couldn't take my eyes of the fabulous printed silk dresses and the embellished pieces were also a triumph. The designs were conscious of the female form without being too tight-fitting, but the actual prints enhanced the feminine silhouette through their positioning. The final finishing touch on many of the dresses was the tabbed hem which added movement and a touch of flirty, fun. All in all, Holly tried something different with this restricted palette and IO think it paid off, especially in terms of being a striking and memorable collection.

The collection for SS12 was also a triumph, perhaps even better than the AW12 one. Holly seemed to capture the magic of an underwater world with beautiful coral designs. I love the dress below right, it's so chic and felt so original when she sent it down the runway. 

And another designer chose pink and blue as key colours for her collection at London Fashion Week, Anna Popovich...

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