London Fashion Week AW12: Psychedelic fun at Holly Fulton

Who: Holly Fulton 

What: Bright pinks and blues, and as expected, very patterned; classic layering given a modern make-over for the 21st century. Inspired by the steamy, hedonistic aesthetic of glasshouses, Holly once again played to her strengths, by presenting an eye-catching, multi-toned, layered, colour-on-colour collection comprised of mainly pink, blue and black shades.

The all-blue finale made it even more obvious that Holly used a very restricted colour palette for this collection, but she stated that it “explores the depth that can be achieved by using multiple tones of a single colour”, which is exactly the impression we got.  

Highlights: We felt like a very excited Barbie when the first  model came out onto the catwalk in an all-pink, printed ensemble with a to-die-for oversized pink, feathered bag and kept smiling throughout! All the weird and wonderful shaped bags caught our attention, as did the Christian Louboutin shoes that adorned the foot of every model!

Lowlights: Having seen the magic she created for the pink and blue pieces, we would have loved to have seen what she could do with a more generous colour palette. Orange is one of the it-colours of the season, so we wouldn’t have minded a few fruity coloured pieces either.

Overall: We knew we would be in for a psychedelic treat when the bright pink invitation came through our door. Holly Fulton is renowned for her graphic prints, and we’re glad she didn’t stray from what she does best because we can’t really fault the collection we saw before us at Somerset House today. How will Holly Fulton make her spring/summer collection more vibrant? We can’t wait to find out in September!

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