Tuesday, 22 February 2011

LFW Day 4 , Holly Fulton

Holly Fulton's show invite

This model looked so chic walking along with her shoes in her hands - those shoes are killer!

I loved this dress shape and lips fabric print

A fashionable Scotty dog ensemble outside Holly's show..

Wow ! Holly Fulton' s show collection named 'Kiss me Quick and Squeeze me slow' had absolutely no problem following David Koma, it was a wonderful psychedelic trip of sexy, glamourous pieces. 
I loved the surrealist graphic patterns - which reminded me of the late 60s early 70s illustrative style found most memorably on the Beatle's Yellow Submarine cartoon and album cover. My favourite piece had to be the smoking lips maxi dress. 
Her show pays tribute to the powers of love, romance and the magic of seduction. 
Holly has said that it was the period Chanel spent in her native Scotland in the throes of an intense love affair with the duke of Westminster that inspired her 'romantic' journey. She has used bespoke hand woven tweeds in bold yellow, ivory and black threaded with snakeskin and velvet ribbon to create the easy shrug-on chic jackets, and embellished shift dresses with sumptuous Devore insets and Mongolian fur trims - totally indulgent, glamorous and covetable.
A heritage I can empathise with as mine is part linked to the textile industry in Scotland in that Wilson's of Bannockburn (1750 - 1926) 
http://www.clans.org.uk/tartans_3.html  were responsible for the commercial popularisation of tartan around the world with the help of Queen Victoria and Prince Albert's patronage and love of all things Scottish. The Wilson pattern books are still in use to this day and are a precious legacy to the textile industry of Scotland.
There is a sultry yet surreal air to the Fulton evening wear with a psychedelic 'hand and gun' and 'lips smoking' print on beautifully cut engineered print palazzo pant and silk columns that are hung from crystal, python, and patent neckpieces.
Holly Fulton is an exceptional talent - her signature jewellery integrated clothes have been a show stopping combination since her debut in 2009. 
Holly has collaborated with Swarovski for the 5th season in the inventive crystal embellishments that include 'coral' fringing, facetted domes mirrored pieces and Pollock like splashes that drip down the shoulders and decollete of stunning siren evening gowns. The richness of 3-D detail wrought in trompe l'oeil prints, applique, devore and kinetic trims create a new chapter of bold, modern luxury.
I can't wait to see her next collection and feel very privileged to have been invited to see this one.      

Photography Schelay McCarter (please get permission before use and credit)

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