It was textures and prints galore at Monday morning’s Holly Fulton’s Spring/Summer 2011 show. Models sporting extreme backcombed hair cascaded down the catwalk in a sea of bold colour and graphic detailing.
Influences from foreign cultures were brought together in a show of pattern and print, where my eyes were drawn to the bold black and white designs laced on the silky skirts.
Holly Fulton proved that maxi is still popular with an array of maxi dresses and longer length skirts flowing down the runway. The look was unique and inspiring, with each outfit telling a different story – some featured building prints, others tribal designs.
The colour scheme was loud and proud with a mixture of aqua greens and blues teamed with purples, orange and yellow brights, all topped off with gold. The emphasis was on detailed skirts and dresses worn with clean minimal tops.
Dresses had a playful appearance by mixing textures and finishes for embellishment heaven. Think magpie heaven and you’re there!
This collection is all about making a statement, about being seen in the loudest of clothes and the most oversized of jewellery. Necklaces were more chocker style complete with stones and beads in block detail, and handbags went from raffia clutches to smart mini suitcases.
My favourite piece was the canary yellow rubber-look dress. With its short sleeves, pinched in waist and mini length, it was fabulous in every possible way.