Oct 05, 2017 | By Carlene Thomas Bailey
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London: Holly Fulton’s prints can appear linear and graphic at first, comprised of modern repeats and mirrored repetition. But upon closer inspection, Fulton slipped in a number of organic surprises for F/W 12; a butterfly cutout layered as a textured halterneck, a striped miniskirt emblazoned with amorphous orchids, and asymmetric palm fronds stretching across a knit top. These natural elements mixed well with the designer’s standard art-deco inspired motifs, and shades of bubblegum pink and turquoise made body-conscious satin dresses, stretchy turtlenecks and shiny leather jackets fun rather than aggressive. Fit was also paramount, even for boxy cardigans, which is why several high-waist satin trousers seemed awkward in contrast to the prevailing sharp silhouette.—Nina Stotler
Silhouette: Slim / Hourglass / Fitted / Body-conscious
Color: Hot pink / Black / bubblegum pink / Pastel blue / Turquoise / Silver
Key Items: Elongated jacket dresses / Slim trousers / Halter dresses / Patterned sheath dresses / Cropped leather jackets / Slim turtlenecks / Satin pencil skirts
Materials: Fur / Intarsia knits / Silk / Satin / Leather / Jersey
Print + Pattern: Graphic geometrics / Dots / Stripes / Butterflies / Ombré / Florals / Palm fronds / Latticework prints
Details + Trim: Contrast trim / Halters / Crystals / Fringe
Accessories + Footwear: Fur tote bags / Choker necklaces / Fringe earrings / Pumps / Bib necklaces / Cuff bracelets / Sheer hosiery / Patterned clutches / Mirrored sunglasses / Spectacles
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