What do you get when you cross bold prints and key shapes? -Holly Fulton! The designer, famed for her quirky tribal inspired collections and signature silhouettes has been making her mark on the fashion world since 2007. Already she has racked up quite a fan base, with her London Fashion Week show boasting one of the hottest tickets around.
Originally from Edinburgh, Holly Fulton graduated from the Royal College of Art with an MA in womenswear, later proving her fashion credentials as a designer by showcasing her geometric designs and a flare for experimenting with materials. She now has Young designer of the year, an Elle Style Award and the Swarovski Emerging Talent Award for Accessories at the British Fashion Awards under her belt, not to mention a celebrity following which includes the likes of pop personality Jessie J.
Her collections are stocked in the reputable fashion destinations Matches and Browns as well as making an appearance on the ultimate “style steal“ website the Outnet – which offers savvy shopping with a heavily discounted price tag. It is undeniable that Holly’s clothes are wholly wearable, yet they still manage to maintain a certain air of prestige as each look is carefully constructed and put together with meticulous detailing. The designer describes the Fulton customer as “Anyone who knows what they like and likes what I do.” which perhaps explains why her creations have built up a loyal following and been such a success with the UK’s fash pack.
While each season promises to see Fulton offering something new and exciting – most recently she sent models sashaying down the catwalk in heavily embellished plastic dress and jacket combos. One factor remains consistent throughout, a Fulton show is sure to equal an exciting myriad of prints, embellishments and feminine undertones. It would be fair to say that this is most definitely a designer who doesn’t shy away from colours!
While her work is both aesthetically pleasing and practical, Holly Fulton is well and truly making her mark on London Fashion Week, filling a niche for young and flamboyant talent and ticking all the right boxes with her iconic style and statement pieces. With her growing fan base and proven style credentials it’s a safe to say that the 34 year old designer is here to stay. Bring on Autumn Winter 2013 and whatever she has in store for us next…
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