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Catherine Fulmer creates everything a girl-about-town never knew that she always wanted.


It’s an oft-repeated statement by budding fashion designers, when asked why or how they started out: “I started designing clothes for my friends and I.” But when you’re Catherine Fulmer and your friends are the likes of James King, Carmen Kass, Natalia Vodianova and Selma Blair, it’s kind of a big deal. (International glamazons make pretty nifty walking advertisements.) Nevertheless, a lot of good press a successful designer does not make. Luckily, Fulmer has already proven why she’ s got what it takes to be the next big thing, as great clothes speak for themselves, and hers are creating quite a buzz.

Fulmer’ s spring collection of vivid silk and satin strapless mini dresses, wrap-tops, gowns, and jackets—all which beg to be worn during after-hours—solidify her as a master of party wear. Never shying from color, her use of bright reds and royal blues stand out even more when executed in shiny silks and fabrics, and she mixes only one black and white flower print into the collection, rendered in an evening gown fit for the red carpet. Drapey silk dresses in skin-colored peach bear an uncanny resemblance to négligée, especially if worn under her trench coats, which come in versions short and long. Styled on her runway with sexy grandma knee-high stockings, it’s impossible to think of anything but the witching hour.

One glance at Fulmer’s frocks will provide necessary oomph it might take to get you off your couch and sipping on an overpriced martini this weekend—because you’ll look really good doing it. And you’ll be the classiest broad at morning-after brunch!

By Kristi Garced


Photo Courtesy of Gen Art Pulse

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