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Sep 20 2010

LFW SS11: Holly Fulton Fuses Textures and Prints

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Scottish designer Holly Fulton inspired by Joan Collins from the Dynasty era sent her models down the catwalk with backcombed hair and oversized earrings against her signature prints and retro glamour vibe. Her luxe collection of wide leg trousers, shift dresses, skating skirts, bikinis and maxis, had her signature prints fused with a bold colour palette of yellow and turquoise alongside pale shades of aqua, orange and peach.

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What got my attention were the details in Holly Fulton’s designs, from the use of Swarovski embellishments for the gorgeous cloud dress, brace clips on the shift dresses, jewelled halter collars and raffia fringing. Her sense of humour also seemed to come through with the quirky ‘Holly Says Relax’ clutch.

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I loved the use of perforated leather on the skater skirts, the fringing, the mini attaché cases but most of all her tower building prints alongside her tribal influences designs and the slouchy maxi dresses just whisked me away to a faraway place.

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I think what made this collection more memorable for me is that afterwards when I met the designer in her beach-like hut at the exhibition she was so nice, inspiring and touching her designs made me fall in love with them all over again. Gorgeous collection, wonderfully down-to-earth designer and her attention to detail is amazing.

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