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One To Watch: Holly Fulton

In designer, Fashion, Good Look, One to Watch on November 18, 2009 at 5:05 pm

You have to really be in love with an art movement to create a whole collection to it, but as I said in my last post, Ms. Holly Fulton has backed up my wearing your art on your dress trend with plausible reference.

Inspired by Scottish Sculptor Eduardo Paolozzi’s Wittgenstein, her Spring/Summer 2010 collection is architectural, British, and sharp. Cleans lines and colour intertwine with embellishments of sequins, plastic and prints. Most designers who steer along these lines are bordering ostentatious, but Holly’s collection is wearable. Oh how modern; but it’s true. When I had a look at the line, the first thing I thought was “I could actually see a 40-year-old woman wearing this to work” and I think that was the intention. Even though there are fashion-forward references, it’s not dated. As a matter of fact, because of the reference used that makes it classic. The Monochromatic colour schemes remains consistent throughout, and each look breezes through to the next.

I like this one.

One to Watch: Alice Palmer

In designer, Fashion, London, One to Watch on November 18, 2009 at 4:40 pm

Alice Palmer‘s been honing her fashion skills since 2001, but the buzz has only been circulating as of late. Her collection of silky smooth designs are slicker than your usual t-n-a get-up, and she adds a softer edge to a lot of the trends currently being used (i.e., razor sharp shoulder pads, and chains). Her line will become more refined overtime (seeing that she’s loyal and steadfast), and she’ll master the process of draping and bias cuts. I’m confident in her abilities; I like her because she’s soft. Her work is has a firm grasp on the intellectual side of fashion. Ms. Palmer has a background in textiles and it shows. If there’s one qualm, it’s that you can’t wear panties underneath the garments because they’re too paper thin.

One To Watch: Emma Bell

In designer, Fashion, London, One to Watch on November 18, 2009 at 4:11 pm

It’s common ‘practice’ for people to gain notoriety on one end of the planet yet be virtually unknown on the other. If you read her bio on her website, British fashion designer Emma Bell seems highly notable, and quite frankly, has the resume to back it up. But maybe it’s just that her fashion isn’t quite digestible here; certain not in a small-town hick city (compared to the rest of the fashion capitals) like Toronto.

Ms. Bell’s line is best described as the good little girls and boys with an insidious streak. Clothing meant to charm you with pretty graphics and colour palettes; seductive on the exterior but filled with vigour and squander. While the line is pretty, it is more along the lines of a ‘niche’ brand (I haven’t seen it get a review on the glossy posts’ yet, and I doubt I ever will. But what’s wonderful about this collection is that it’s anti-pop glamour, and relishes in being glamourous for the everyday woman who’s daring enough to wear it.