For her first foray into resort, Holly Fulton wanted to return to her roots. So she looked at some of her old graphic prints for inspiration, and came up with five new patterns for the collection.
Among the highlights was a hand-drawn, cartoonish print of a woman (reminiscent of a Twenties flapper) on cotton dresses, sweatshirts and silk scarves. The lineup also featured cocoon coats, Sixties-inspired bandeau tops and playful, ruffled skirts in a black and white or red gingham material — a blend of silk and synthetic fabrics that created a shiny, crumpled effect, reflecting the designer’s vision of easy luxury. Crisp cotton A-line maxidresses were beautifully structured, while trousers were loose and flared. Pleated skirts, created with a Scottish kilt manufacturer, were paired with soft cashmere striped tops, part of an ongoing collaboration with knits specialist John Smedley.
Embellishment continued to be a focus for Fulton, who experimented with wood, using it in flowers sewn with multicolored threads onto dress necklines, as well as in accessories (a key category for her label). Crystals and organza floral appliqués decorated surfaces throughout the collection as well.