Please excuse the pun, I couldn't help myself! Holly Russell is an extraordinarily talented, young designer who only just graduated with a BA in fashion design from Manchester Metropolitan University. Even though she's a relative newbie to fashion her clothes have already been flown around the World with Lady Gaga on her tour and Holly is working alongside Gareth Pugh as we speak.
Her work is breathtakingly beautiful and painstakingly created, the iridescent shoulder pieces are tiny beetle wings sewn on by hand one at a time. The overall effect is most definitely worth it and the pieces are astounding. The contrast between the beetle wings and the hair is a welcome one, I find mixtures of texture really interesting and love the exploration of different materials within fashion.
I adore this collection and the way it has been styled for this shoot, what do you think?