Holly Fulton explores the links between femininity, technology and industry in her collection for AW14. Bold geometric prints and metallics come together in 1950s inspired silhouettes. Large designs of a female hand, decorated in bejewelled bangles and holding a briefcase, adorn strapless dresses and skirts reinforcing the idea of the self-made woman. The same symbolism is created by the repetition of the hands in a pattern covering various pieces, and is reminiscent of communist propaganda posters. Dainty geometric florals also feature as well as some more art deco style designs (although there is no mention of this in the show notes.) The colour palette includes, grey, maroon, nude and powder blue.
It’s a collection with plenty of variation between looks but always feminine, strong and representative of the modern independent woman.
Written by Francesca Bassenger. Images courtesy of Village PR.