Holly Fulton @ LFW, 21/02/12

The new queen of graphic prints showcases her Scottish garden inspired collection 


Holly Fulton, a designer now synonymous with bright art deco style graphics let the cats get the cream with her AW12 collection at LFW along with a few surprises.

Her AW12 collection delivered the usual Art Deco styles – this time, magnificently inspired by Edinburgh’s Botanic Gardens. This also carried beautiful butterflies and fern leaf style prints.

The show commenced by showcasing fuchsia tinted pieces. Embellished figure hugging dresses and pencil skirts, oversized blazers and cigarette pants graced the runway and gradually toned into turquoise styles – like morning to night in a beautiful 19th century greenhouse.

Unusually for Fulton, a restricted colour palette of crimson and aqua was used. Nevertheless, this was far from dull. Fulton demonstrated that injecting different shades of the same colour along with intricate prints can be just as fascinating, if not more. And the flirty flashes of red soles complemented the class of the collection beautifully.

Another surprise was Fulton’s use of embellishment rather than jewellery – for which she is widely known for. The decorated clothing and statement earrings went down a treat but we say bring back more bling necklaces. As for other accessories, the giant and brightly coloured Mongolian Sheepskin totes will not be forgotten for a while.

Fulton miss-matched a lot of materials such as hard leather and silk which really gave the collection an edge. As for the styles of the pieces, she used a lot of brightly printed roll neck tops, silk dresses with sexy cut-outs and tasselled edges, cigarette pants and box fit jackets.

We’re counting down the days to autumn.

Text: Louise Robertson
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