Labelled as the ‘Queen of Prints’ due to her graphic designs and 3D motifs, Scottish-born fashion designer Holly Fulton and her latest collection live up to her title as the printed designs and outfit combinations for her autumn/winter 18 lookbook takes us back to the era of the Swingin’ 60s and Psychedelic 70s.
Influenced by the constituent notably known as the Empire State and realised by the materials of Scotland including the richly coloured Harris tweed, her current collection derives from her long-distance love affair with the populous city that has been reignited with a recent trip back to New York.
With bold, graphic patterns and images punctuated with shots of translucent, effervescent pure colour partnered with the lure of iconic black and white film - the clashing pop motifs with the collage of imagery hints at narratives and characters that everyone has the possibility of relating to.
Fulton remixes the old and revisits the familiar and peppers it with something new and unexpected under the filter of the ever-present bright and vibrant art of Eduardo Paolozzi. Developing her own unparalleled language of visuals by drawing upon an array of sources, from art deco lines and Bauhaus shapes to pop art painting and psychedelic illustrations her rich multi-layered designs reflects her bona fide appreciation of both art history and pop culture.
Containing boxy graphic dresses embellished with perspex and crystal motifs and printed liquid silk satin under fluffy Mongolian fur and strict studded leather; her most recent collection dips in and out of previous collections enforcing a stylish focal point of romanticism and an epicentre of optimism.