“Over indulgent, darker and sexier” were Holly Fulton’s words to describe her AW11 collection. And damn right she is. My favourite moment has got to be when one model ripped off her Christian Louboutin pigalles and sauntered down the runway like a pro. So rock ‘n’ roll.
This collection was sexy, fresh and absolutely to die for. The designer’s trademark detailed angular prints were out in full effect, but incorporated into beautiful fluid fabrics as well as structured skirts and dresses with fantastic layers of texture at every turn.
Expertly tailored and fitted to perfection, each garment was an art deco masterpiece with a twist, with beautiful pops of yellow, turquoise and such detailed embellishment that looked so luscious you almost wanted to eat them.
Fulton brought sexy back in her best show yet. Genius.
British Designer Caroline Charles held a quintessentially English affair at AW11 London Fashion Week.
Subtle brocade detail on velvets; embroidery, tasteful sequins, cinched in waists and rich brocade fabrics were seen in sumptuous colour palette of regal burgundies and navy. A splash of leopard print kept the looks fresh and tied in perfectly with the collection, but the elegant cocktail dresses sharp tailoring harped back to Charles’ couture background.
Clever details were seen in the watch fobs, equestrian style gloves, silk cravats and a selection of top hats, hunting and bowling hats were set to a classical soundtrack that inspired thoughts of rambling British countryside.
It was quite a show from Charlotta Actis Barone at the Fashion Mode show. The frosty makeup and huge lion mane locks had me step into Narnia for this enchanting display. In bold coloured and huge tulle skirts and ice-maiden dresses, the models strutted down the runway with drama.
I particularly loved the faux fur trims dotted about the collection from hoods to hand muffs to winter white stoles studded with pearlised poppers. The Aztec tattoo style bodysocks the models (and Barone herself) wore were an unexpected treat; and the finale dress was a winner –a sumptuous red strapless gown which tumbled into in a gorgeous fishtail.
Barone certainly knows how to put on a crowd pleasing catwalk, and I can’t wait to see what’s in store for next season.