Everything about UK designer Holly Fulton’s Autumn/Winter 2011 collection is right.
“Kiss me Quick, Squeeze me Slow — Holly Fulton pays tribute to the powers of love, romance and the magic of seduction in a mesmerising collection rich with sumptuous texture, hand worked detail and surrealist graphic reveries.
The period Coco Chanel spent in Fulton’s native Scotland in the throes of an intense love affair with the Duke of Westminster is inspiration for Fulton’s romantic journey. Bespoke hand woven tweeds in bold yellow, ivory and black threaded with snakeskin and velvet ribbon create easy ‘shrug-on chic’ jackets, and embellished shift dresses with sumptuous devore inserts and Mongolian fur trims.
There is a sultry yet surreal air to eveningwear with a psychedelic ‘hand & gun’ and ‘lips smoking’ print on beautifully cut engineered print palazzo pant and silk columns that are hung from crystal, python, and patent neckpieces. Jewellery as an integral part of clothes, and accessories that are covered in jewels have become a Fulton signature since her debut collection in 2009. Azure, teal, chrome yellow and black tones, smoke grey black and red underline the dramatic yet playful undercurrent of Fulton’s aesthetic.
Holly Fulton has collaborated with Swarovski for the 5th season in the inventive crystal embellishments that include ‘coral’ fringing, facetted domes mirrored pieces and Pollock like splashes that ‘drip’ down the shoulders and décolleté of stunning, siren evening gowns. The richness of 3-D detail wrought in trompe l’oeil prints, appliqué, devore and kinetic trims create a new chapter of bold, modern luxury.”
~Simon Deiner/SDR Photo