[Image of Holly Fulton's 2007 MA collection from the Royal College of Art, via HollyFulton.com]
For the past few days I've been in a bit of a fashion daze, and not just because London Fashion Week has started. On Thursday I found out that I've been chosen as one of three semi-finalists for Grazia Magazine's fashion blogger competition, which involved writing a blog post on the subject 'Fashion as it Happens'. Obviously I wasn't adhering to the topic by not telling you all instantly when I found out the good news, but essentially I was in disbelief!
Now that the news has sunk in, I'm thrilled to say that this means I will be blogging from the front row of Holly Fulton's Autumn/Winter 2012-13 catwalk show at London Fashion Week, which takes place on Tuesday at Somerset House. All three semi-finalists will have their blog posts displayed on Grazia's website, where a winner will be chosen by public vote. It would be amazing if you could show your support on Tuesday (if you like what you read, of course), as it's a massive step forward for me as a fashion and lifestyle journalist.
Okay, that's more than enough about me. Here are three reasons to love Holly Fulton's work:
- She creates graphic architectural prints that are vivid and intricate - they'd make great art images even if they weren't on her clothing.
- She uses colour wisely and sparingly.
- She says "I have my best ideas when horizontal,".
It's unbelievably exciting to even be attending Holly's show, let alone sitting in the front row to get an uncrowded view of her latest collection. Excuse me whilst I go and pinch myself yet again.