Holly Fulton Reworks '70s Psychedelia With a Side of Surrealism
If there's one thing we can expect from Holly Fulton, it's a fun collection that's a mix of modern and kitschy with a side of art deco. The designer's Spring 2016 collection did not disappoint. Inspired this season by the surrealist artist Eileen Agar, Fulton gave '70s chic a reworking that was all about pairing retro prints with bright flashes of neon, adding winding frills to pencil dresses, swirly motifs and sequins to collars, and unexpected sparkles to psychedelic embroidery. Even basic flares received a reworking, with ornately embroidered kitschy patterns adorning the denim pieces. Although she reimagined the '70s aesthetic from a modern point of view, the designer made sure her models sauntered down the catwalk wearing chunky platform sandals — custom Christian Louboutin Bella Tiges, no less — carrying neon lunchbox bags and wearing their hair in centre partings to show off bright, oversize eyewear.