When high street leather accessories monger Radley approached Holly Fulton to design a capsule collection on behalf of their brand it presented a more than fitting challenge for the creative design maven. Since her LFW collection debut in 2009, Fulton has continually procured a gallivanting vision of what fashion critics have deemed ‘Pop-ish’.
Her design of four clutches do not fall short of such astute classification, and continue down the glorious path of Fultonian homage to a peculiar mix of Art Deco-dom and Pop symbology. The clutches manifest in crescent, square and trademark Scottie dog shapes.
Done in camel and black leather with accents of white and crimson, details of weaving and embossed print embody a luxe-kitsch aesthetic. Offering a transitional opulence to a multitude of occasions, the collection represents a proper (and shall we say, much needed) invigoration for Radley.
Indeed, Fulton’s soiree into accessory design is not an uneducated endeavour. Soft-spoken and demure in Scottish temperament, Fulton explained to katiechutzpah.com at the Sanderson hotel launch that her natural inclination toward accessory manufacture was mastered during time at Lanvin, “While working in women’s embellishments Alber noted that I always wore many accessories,” she said, “and so facilitated my cross-departmental work with the accessories team.”
Methodic ritual of inspiration for Fulton’s work involves a process that words cannot fully describe – a process drawing from a haberdash of sensory media (film, art, music, literature and antiquities). Signature prints have carved a personality for her label and, in due course, gained international appeal. Translated to the Radley collection, her penchant for a repertoire of geometry is now accessible to many more connoisseurs of fashion.
The collection retails at Radley stores and online, ranging from £129-£249.
Article written by Cody James (@roguing_vogue) for katiechutzpah.com