D&G will be no more after this show, and the boys seemed to have the best for last with a reference to history and what better way to take a last bow than to produce something from their archives which also reminded me of Versace of old; scarf print. Very Foulard indeed. Even so this was D&G at its most original; young and sexy, the set to which this line caters, with its little cocktails dresses, short shorts and sequins. Prints, prints and more prints in luxe patterns. I particularly love what they did with polka dots and the scarf print; tres D&G, tres chic. Be prepared for this trend to dominate our high streets come Spring.
Holly Fulton Spring 2012 London Fashion Week September 18, 2011
Holly Fulton’s Spring 2012 is a colourful and luxurious display of printed designs and gorgeous accessories. Inspired by shell grottoes, casinos and old Versace, Holly made her designs bold, interesting and rather glamorous. The colours and prints on the garments reminded me of the bright lights of Las Vegas and the silk material that was featured a lot in this collection reminded me of old Versace campaigns/looks.
Holly also included some swimwear pieces that would look hot by the pool. But the main focus in this collection was the prints. Holly varied from a chessboard print to bright, neon and summery prints. Overall, I thought this was a successful collection from a designer I haven’t really looked into much before.
Inspired by precious metals, Rowley’s collection is primarily a palette of gold, black, white and gray. The collection is suitable to many; it includes various flattering high-waisted A-line dresses with impressive patterns that are very eye catching. I see this collection being a hit with the consumers.