For AW16, Holly Fulton has played with pattern, texture and size. Starting off as a monochrome display of thick wool two sets and form fitting jacquard sets. The collection evolves into a richer dream with clashes of dressed down coats and jumpers paired with opulent skirts and lurid pattern, taking inspiration from the British artist David Inshaw and his surreal works. With his most famous piece (The Badminton Game) in mind, Fulton has echoed his use of unusual shapes paired with delicacy.
Watching the varied textures make their way down the runway, light shimmers from Swarovski jewels; which are used to juxtapose against the folding silhouettes and teddy bear fur. The use of camo greens and rich warm browns, reflected in Inshaw’s colour palette, are used as a backdrop to light yellow, dusty pink and lime green.
The inspiration to create high-necked outer garments came from a recent trip Fulton made to Cairngorm, Scotland, where she found herself without much warmth. Layered up polo necks and thick khaki parkas cinch in to create bellowing forms. Tight jacquard body suits are dripping with opulence and light-weight full skirts with appliquéd flowers float past.
To accompany the detailed styles, small box bags with beading down the straps are worn across the body. Low boots with complimenting patterns, reflect the details in the collection. With multiple styles, textures and fabrics all fitting comfortably within this season’s offering, Fulton has created a visual and tactile feast for AW16.
Written by Garbielle Kynoch, images courtesy of Village PR.