Holly Fulton autumn/winter 2016 collection catwalk show for LFW
Shown in Brewer Street Car Park, Holly Fulton’s autumn/winter 2016 collection drew inspiration from British surrealist artist David Inshaw.
A sense of the outdoors and practical needs of the wearer were explored through a focus on outerwear and warmth. Familiar winter staples and military-esque clothing were present: six-pocket parka jackets were splashed with graphic asymmetrical patterns, while three-quarter-length coats with full bell sleeves featured printed trims.
Oversized coats were worn over layered, zip-neck merino knits that were made in collaboration with John Smedley. Elsewhere, outlandish monochrome co-ordinates were covered in vivid paisley patterns derived from traditional Scottish prints; embroidered jumpsuits were worn over smart ruffle blouses; bubble skirts and dresses were embellished with laser-cut organza.
The contrast between strong geometric structures and soft floral prints created a very wearable, chic collection – with a hint of sports luxe. Large collars, high necks and cinched waists were seen throughout, whilst chunky cable knit jumpers, adorned with Swarovski crystals, added a feminine touch.
A colour palette of earthy camo green, rich chocolate brown and flat black was heavily borrowed from Inshaw’s artwork – although flashes of buttercup yellow and dirty pink were spotted on metallic jacquard and velvet.
Looks were complemented by brightly-coloured sunglasses, playful drop earrings and leather micro box bags with embroidered and studded details. Once again, Fulton collaborated with Christian Louboutin to create a Chelsea boot both in printed velvet and teddy fur.
Photos: Krish Nagari