Scottish textile designer Holly Fulton has plenty to be proud of, now that she's shown her collection at London Fashion Week's Fashion East show. She's getting rave reviews for her Art Deco/Empire State Building collection, and even Victoria Beckham (who attended the show) liked what she saw. Think boldly coloured, embellished dresses with plastic necklaces, complete with a piece of the New York skyline. Fulton, who earned an MA at the Royal College of Art, said her graphic '60s style was inspired by an Eduardo Paolozzi piece.
The second designer to show at Fashion East, Finnish RCA grad Heikki Salonen, put out styles that any Pixie Geldof- or Taylor Momsen-type should like. That would consist of young basics, like tuxedo dresses worn with Martens-style boots, and a bit of midriff baring. Salonen's training with Erdem likely helped with the prints, and Scandinavian movies such as Ingmar Bergman's 'Persona' added subtle inspiration.
Last on the runway was Central St Martins grad Michael Van Der Ham, a Dutch designer who fuses a Rodarte style of fabric fusion with the folksiness of patchwork. His dresses, though, used unexpected combinations of fabrics, like vintage brocade and Lurex. The designer has won New Generation funding for next season, so we're sure to see more of his unusual take on daytime glamour in a few months.
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