Holly Fulton catwalk show report S/S 2016 for LFW
Holly Fulton’s SS16 collection proudly celebrated the eccentric splendour of the late British surrealist artist, Eileen Agar, with femininity once again at the forefront.
The collection visualised the artist’s studio, once described as “an immense collage of all sorts of things”. A collision of surreal and natural was apparent – in exactly the right proportions – as florescent hues, embroidery and embellishment made the range applicable for more than just an evening outing.
A series of floaty asymmetric dresses, ranging from mini to calf-length, were accompanied by high waisted flared trousers and blouses, featuring splashes of beading on the collars. Fine Scabal wools were in shades of dirty lime, dusky blue and shadowy pink, whilst checkerboard prints offset appliquéd rolling waves. Ruffles swooped across the front of skirts and protruded at the elbow of three-quarter-length sleeves.
Print motifs were taken directly from Agar’s assemblages: interlocking pinwheels; floral and starfish shapes adorned crêpe and silk organza; neat silhouettes referencing the 70s era.
Fresh-faced models with poker-straight hair were accessorised with colourful triangular specs made in concert with LARKE Optics, handcrafted in England. Appliquéd plonge leather box bags, in partnership with Petek 1885, went from macro to micro; modish jewellery in sterling silver, onyx and malachite was produced with Eiger Gallery.
SS16 also marks Fulton’s second collaboration with Christian Louboutin; this season her repeat prints were applied on to Bella Tinge wedged sandals.
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