FIRST LOOK: Holly Fulton’s High-Street Collab
PARTY girls through the ages,” inspired Holly Fulton’s upcoming River Island collaboration. “Baba Beaton from the 20s, Biba girls in the 70s and Kate Moss in the 90s… all high on life and champagne.”
The 13-piece pastel collection strewn with magpie embellishments is the latest instalment of River Island’s Design Forum, which has seen the high-street store collaborate with 11 designers and artists, including Ashish, Margot Bowman, Dominic Jones and Zoë Jordan since 2012.
“It was a tough editing process as it is a much smaller collection than our mainline but the tighter focus has led to a sharp capsule range which reflects the quality, aesthetic and spirit of the Holly Fulton label perfectly,” the London Fashion Week designer said of the pieces, which all hark back to the “idea of stumbling out of a club in the early hours in just a slip and fur coat. Our ladies like to have fun and they aren’t afraid to show it.”
Fulton’s favourite piece – an embellished bodysuit that “typifies decadence and the deco/pop aesthetic I love” – is symbolic of her muses: “Sharon Stone in Casino and Joan Collins. I have a lot of love for anyone who shows such dedication to a total head-to-toe look.”
Launching in line with London Fashion Week in February, the autumn/winter 2018 shows could be the perfect time to revive the party season that has just come to a close.
From £20-£300; riverisland.com