Holly Fulton catwalk show report S/S 2015 for LFW
The Courtyard Show Space at Somerset House was bursting with Holly Fulton fans, eager to see the British designer’s spring/summer 2015 collection – an ode to sun-worship, folk art and free expression.
The collection featured symbolic depictions of the sun assembled in Walter Herdeg’s book, Die Sonne in der Kunst, and Scottish artist J D Fergusson’s cubist-derived sculpture of the Anglo-Saxon sun goddess Eastra, prompted by his partner, ballet dancer Margaret Morris.
Also taking inspiration from the folk canal art of the Roses and Castles movement, geometric bouquets were flourished across the body and tiny metal beetles were spied creeping across patent strapping. Silhouettes were longer and away from the body, with wide sleeves and midi dresses that evoked the stance and sway of Morris.
A variety of fabrics were utilised, including hand-folded and woven organza, punched patent leather, crisp crêpe de chine and colour-blocked Cool Wool, creating looks that were elegant yet rooted in handicraft and the popular arts.
Prints made up of tessellating triangles and primary shapes appeared as monastic columns down the front of A-line dresses and framed panels of placement on shirts. Graphic florals were patchworked and overlayed with crystal and laser cut components. Colours were Arcadian, with aquamarine, poppy red, opulent navy and black, contrasted against fresh lemon yellow, sun-bleached pink and pastel blue.
Fulton collaborated with Cutler and Gross to create sunglasses with striped sunburst frames and mirrored lenses. The models were also accessorized with petite square handbags and spherical, oversized enamel jewellery.
Photos: Krisztian Pinter
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