London Fashion Week Coverage: Holly Fulton Spring 2014 Collection

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Holly Fulton’s Spring/Summer 2014 range puts a sophisticated spin on classic 1970s silhouettes.

New-wave pop star Noosha Fox – from whom Blondie lifted her look – was the influence behind Fulton’s presentation, but where Fox is campy, Fulton went chic. The show’s main theme revolved around a variety of enticing prints: blown-up paisleys, citrusy florals, curving fan shapes, and even fish. Done with a steady hand and plenty of technical precision, the prints carried the collection without overwhelming the clothes.

The show launches with the blown-up paisleys, shown on dresses and streamlined pinafores. There are several summery frocks that feature fan-shaped top panels and show off peeks of flesh before unfurling into a full, flouncy skirt below – a flirty selection for next season. A swishy, shirtwaist maxi dress is a perfect companion for your next warm-weather vacation, and a boxy car coat in a dreamy shade of pale pink, outfitted with an S-shaped swirl of printed florals, is a great transitional piece before summer heats up. Fulton’s greatest achievement for Spring/Summer 2014 is her lovely floral print, which creeps in slowly before blossoming into full effect on floor-length maxi gowns and slouchy sweatshirt/dresses. Elastic-waisted denim trousers have the potential to be the collection’s biggest misstep, but controlled tailoring keeps them surprisingly stylish. For evening, patterns are mixed and matched, while Art Nouveau prints enhance the more structured looks. Fulton’s focus on accessories proves her prowess, with Asian fan-shaped clutches and orchid-cluster necklaces winning over the crowd instantly. For Spring/Summer 2014, let the 1970s influence your silhouette and let Fulton fuel your print obsession.

Photos: Courtesy of GoRunway

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