Holly Fulton's April Showers & Spring Flowers

Well we can definitely say the evenings aren't quite as dark any more and the first buds and flowers are peeping out at us. This means Spring will be on it's way (please hurry, we miss you!). It also means it's nearly the time to wear Holly Fulton's beautiful S/S13 dresses.

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Holly's lovely friend and rep showed me these at London Fashion Week in September. (She had the most amazing mixed up Scottish/northern accent, hoarse from the contagious enthusing of Holly's collection). Back then Spring seemed a lifetime away but after a few days in a row of bright sunshine I'm beginning to see the light, and looking through my images of her exquisite frocks has brought me great joy.

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Exquisite detailing and translucent materials make a light, bright delicate collection.

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The cut of an amazing 60s dress in a texture like your childhood raincoat. It makes you want to be outdoors after being cooped up all winter, just like a hibernating crocus bulb.

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This use of unusual fabrics reminds me of cane work chairs scattered on the pavements outside lively cafes. "I'm thirsty let's stop here for a lemonade..."