Holly Fulton Spills The Beans On Her SS15 Collection, Joan Collins And Wine

Marie Claire talks to Holly about her own style, celeb dressing and what we can expect from her SS15 collection next month…


Marie Claire talks to Holly about her own style, celeb dressing and what we can expect from her SS15 collection next month…

Brit designer Holly Fulton is not only transforming our wardrobe with her trademark graphic prints, she’s now jazzing up our wine bottles, too. You can find Fulton’s designs (inspired by her past collections) on Echo Falls limited edition range, which she's developed with them. 

We caught up with Holly to talk about her own style, celebrity dressing and what we can expect from her SS15 collection next month…

First things first, are you all set for London Fashion Week next month?

It’s a very intense time for us over the next few weeks and we do quite lengthy hours but the more things that come back and you see how they’ve turned out, the more you want to stay late.

What can we expect to see from your SS15 collection?

We’re doing a different silhouette to what we did last season and a bit more of a return to form in terms of use of colour. It’s quite a departure for us and we’ve got quite a few key techniques in there, which I’m a bit nervous about. One particular set is quite risky and we won’t find out whether it’s doable until a week before the show so we might have to do a last minute reshuffle if it doesn’t!

How would you describe your personal style?

Borderline bad taste. I like things that are quite garish. I’m not really a shy, retiring type when it comes to dress and I’ve always been obsessed with things that match.

Which celebrity would you love to dress?

Joan Collins! She would be my ideal. Nobody would see that coming.

So how did the collaboration with Echo Falls come about?

Fashion East, who I had worked closely with at the start of my career, put me in touch with them. As a designer it is very exciting to work on products that aren’t clothing based. I wanted to capture the best of what we do with the best of Echo Falls, taking signature looks from our past seasons and putting them on the bottles. 

What’s your top hangout? 

My favourite ever bar is Kay’s Bar in Edinburgh. It’s a very small, old fashioned bar where lots of Georgian lawyers used to drink in. It’s very tiny and not particularly fashiony and that’s why I like it. It’s where I can retreat back to and have a heartfelt drink with old friends every time that I go back to Scotland. 

Holly Fulton has developed a limited edition wine range for Echo Falls. Currently available in Tesco and Morrisons, the wine is priced at £6.99 and comes in the following varietals: Chardonnay, Pinot Grigio, White Zinfandel, White Grenache and Merlot.

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