Tuesday, 21 December 2010

A wolf in sheep's cothing...

One of my favourite things about the AW10/11 catwalk shows, is that they contained lots of knitwear and thankfully this has been picked up by high-street shops, with thick cables, statement knits and generally nice warm cuddley things. Here is a selection from Asos (including brands sold on Asos) and Topshop (including collaborations)....:

Saturday, 4 December 2010

Back to the Future...

(Image found here)

Holly Fulton (above) is definitely one of the new designers who has added her name to fashion history.

Since completing and showing her MA collection with the Royal College of Art in 2007, Holly has gained considerable interest in the fashion world, debuting her first collection at London Fashion Week in Autumn 2009 and gaining the Young Designer of the Year Award at the Scottish Fashion Awards, a British Fashion Award for Jewellery, and the Elle Style Award for New Designer 2010.

Holly Fulton's 'signature' look is one that combines elements of art deco, the use of symbols, digital prints, aboriginal art and a sort of 'robotic' look, yet the overall image is very futuristic and 'modern'.

For Spring Summer '11, the collection had a 'holiday' look about it- you could certainly imagine wearing the designs in Morroco, Egypt or Africa. Some models carried small cases, many were wearing sunglasses, I saw a bikini and a swimsuit, and wrap skirts and wide-leg silk trousers-that billowed in the 'breeze'- were present. She also used luxurious and exotic fabrics and materials, with the use of python and pony-skin as well as silk. And of course it wasn't complete without her prints- an almost 'giraffe' like one, skyscraper buildings, birds and many others with art-deco and aboriginal looks- in true Holly colours.
Oh and her jewellery was as spectacular as ever- made from a combination of laser-cut wood, perspex, crystals and spikes with this season's skins all in the form of large collar-necklaces, big earrings and chunky bracelets.

Here are a few of my favourite images from the collection:
(all images from here)

Now, if you, like me, would love a little bit of Holly, but have a smaller budget than to buy from here or here, go here: http://www.asos.com/search/pgeSearch.aspx?q=holly+fulton - luckily for us, Holly Fulton collaborated with Asos recently to create these pieces at what I have to say are very good prices.

Happy shopping!

The Clothes Press