Today we are back sharing an exciting collaboration that has just gone live online between Scottish Designer Holly Fulton and high street retailer River Island. Holly Fulton, ‘The Queen of Prints’, is the final Design Forum collaboration. Since launching in 2012, River Island have collaborated with 11 designers and artists to create one-of-a-kind collections making designer luxury accessible to the high street. It was such a fantastic venture and really helped promote some designers that may not have been known to the wider market. I am actually quite sad to see them ending the Design Forum as it was one of a kind.
Famous for her homage to art-deco bold prints, vibrant colour and heavy doses of crystals, Fulton has been showing at LFW since 2009, the same year as she launched her eponymous label. Being at the forefront of innovative print design, her aesthetic has a distinctive finesse, and after being presented with the ELLE Next Young Designer Award and receiving backing from the British Fashion Council NEWGEN at the start of her career almost 10 years ago, she has gone on to dress Hollywood royalty from Sarah-Jessica Parker to Solange. She is clearly established in her own right, and it is great to see her collaborating with such a great high street retailer.
Her 13 piece collection with River Island is inspired by ‘party girls through the ages’ from Baba Beaton in the roaring 20s to Kate Moss at her 90s best, each decadent piece is designed for the ‘high on life and champagne’. And the pieces look beautiful. This is actually a collection that I am totally fan-girling over having been a fan of the designer for the past number of years.
You can check out the collection that is online now below;