Sun-worship, folk art and free expression was the holiday that Holly Fulton was designing for in her spring summer 2015. With intricate research that looked from Scottish sculptor J.D. Fergusson’s cubist twist on the Anglo Saxon sun-goddess Eastra to the dancer Margaret Morris, Fergusson’s wife, and her Celtic Ballet Club, these elements were applied to the signature silhouettes of Fulton’s feminine fashions.
Research is key to how a designer starts a collection, and better to ground
yourself with folkloric magic than flick through the latest celebrity gossip magic. Fulton’s deco style print is instantly recognizable, a modern day version of Charles Rennie Mackintosh’s line, and from this start she added graphic florals in applique, patchwork and over-laid with crystal on shapes that were a nod to both the New Look and the Swinging Sixties.