My favourite fashion fact (or fable) is that, when Coco Chanel had an affair with the Duke of Westminster, he was so enamoured by her that he placed her label’s logo on all the lampposts in Westminster (they’re there, go take a look).
It was this brief affair, and the time that she spent spent in Scotland during it, that was the starting point for Holly Fulton’s autumn collection.
Chanel’s influence was obvious in the first yellow and black wool boucle shifts and jackets, although they were far more vampy than the less-is-more aesthetic that she leant towards. And yellow vinyl pieces were teamed with black devore emblazoned with Fulton’s by now signature deco New York skyline.
The pieces that really had the wow factor though were the printed ones. Beautifully elegant wide-legged silk trousers in pale blue, simple 1920s shifts and stunning floor-grazing, bias cut gowns were covered in deceptively pretty hand and gin prints and graphic lips. And, of course, they were topped off by stand-out jewellery made up of great Swarovski crystals. Holly Fulton just gets better and better every season - we loved it.