LFW A/W 12-13: Holly Fulton

By  February 21, 2012

Said to be channelling a little Lady Chatterley, the Fulton female has a whole background story. Getting a bit extra curricular with the gardener has left her face dewy and her clothing more than a tad inspired by the hothouses in which she frequents.

With a colour palette that wouldn’t look out of place at Kew Gardens, bright pink and turquoise were set against stark black complete with white highlights. Although horticulturally influenced, these prints were not your run-of-the-mill florals, rather crazy geometric designs a la Pop Artist Peter Max, drawing ideas from the ornate structure of 1920′s glass houses.

Halter necked and thick strapped silk dresses bearing the exciting motifs were paraded down the catwalk, embellishments coming in the shape of cute pink leather butterflies. A structured, cropped shiny leather jacket complete with the psychodelic patterning sat elegantly atop a slinky dress, this wet-look material to later form a tunic. Teamed with peg leg trousers, skirts and strappy dresses, the polo neck will be big next season, if this collection is anything to go by. Allowing for layering, this garment creates elegance, the high neckline elongating models further.

Polo necks, peg leg trousers and smart cropped jackets add class

Blending fabrics, wet-look leather against soft polo-necked jersey

Bright fuscia and geometric patterns stand out against black

1920’s glasshouses influence Holly Fulton’s AW 12 collection

Dangling gem-clad earrings and hair clips echoed greenhouse windows by reflecting the lights and demanding attention. More jewels came swinging from capped sleeves and draped around necks, and vibrant fluffy handbags reminiscent of some sort of exotic plant’s leaves were carried by models. Pointed Louboutins added class while Cutler & Gross sunglasses only heightened the glamour.

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By RG