Despite claiming Sixties skateboarder Peggy McGee and a nomadic surf culture as her references, Holly Fulton took a new, sophisticated direction presenting elegant silhouettes that remained true to her flair for print and embellishment. Fulton had imagined a road trip down the West Coast of America, past the border to Mexico, yielding a saccharine palette of pastel blue, pink, yellow and lilac. Among the opening looks of this commercially minded collection was a rose-print sleeveless blouse tucked into a buttercup yellow pencil skirt appliquéd with sequined roses. The sparkling roses were the overriding motif, appearing on raffia, leather, PVC and silk. Silhouettes referenced the Sixties, with narrow skirt and trouser shapes, and one full-skirted Fifties number in pink PVC was a reminder of Fulton’s sense of fun.

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