Perspex With Aplomb - Holly Fulton SS13 London Fashion Week
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With Claire Barrow being the first course ‘name on everyone's lips’ over at Fashion East this morning we were then all of a flutter to see what Holly Fulton would treat us to for desert. And it was a sweet, mostly candy coloured treat, heavy on la plage Americana with 50's and 60's style references.
The show put power to plastic fantastic - from cutesy dresses, to outerwear, appliqué flower adornments and covetable ‘I may have to break your arm for that’ bags - she pulled off Perspex with aplomb.
Showing us that maximalism is where it's at; Fulton combined bold flower motifs, rockabilly, zippy chevrons, in your face rose motifs and even snakeskin. Amongst the beautiful chaos and eye-popping colour explosion, her signature art-deco prints were also thoughtfully considered.
In line with some of the other shows we have been keeping an eye on, for Fulton’s girls it was about undone hair - or ‘nonchalocks,’ as we're calling it. Two-tone lips made for a striking but ‘don't try this at home’ look, and espadrilles as footwear made sure the feet didn’t steal the show. Gemma Arterton added some sparkle to the FROW with some bright patent wedges, a fitting addition to a beautiful, wearable show.