Runway Review: Fulton’s designs referenced famous world-skyscrapers including New York’s Empire State Building, which reconfirmed her fascination with art-deco
In an intimate show at London Fashion Week, Royal College of Art graduate, Holly Fulton, presented her optimistic, striking Fall 2010 collection.
Inspired by depictions of telephones in iconic artworks by Frenchman Louis Barillet, this collection by the Edinburgh-born designer carried a strong geometric theme, which was demonstrated through complicated, bold patterns featured on simple, sharp silhouettes.
Snake-print shift dresses came in mini lengths and slim-fit trousers featured busy, bold designs. Skirts in pencil shapes offered clean lines whilst cropped jackets and pea coats substantiated the range as a winter collection.
Fulton’s love of monochrome was evident in the colour palette, but in addition to black and white, cheerful shades of turquoise, peach, canary yellow and orange added a fun-feel to the collection.
Statement pieces came in the form of Perspex, Swarovski and metal bib necklaces, which was to be expected from the designer, who holds a British fashion award in jewellery design. Head-to-toe geometric looks included striking patterned tights, which would add attitude to even the most boring dress.
Like in her Spring 2010 show, Fulton’s designs referenced famous world-skyscrapers including New York’s Empire State Building, which reconfirmed her fascination with art-deco.
Worn with black opaque tights, a bright orange lip and bags of attitude, this latest collection by the artistic designer carries one message to the London fashion scene – Holly Fulton has arrived. — Kirsty in London
The Holly Fulton line is stocked in Browns, London and Debut, New York.