LFW | House of Holland AW16

Henry Holland rummages in history to create a glam vision of fashion’s future.

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Blast from the past

Under the theme of ‘Backstage Flappers’, House of Holland took inspiration from the 1920’s and the 1970’s to create a party fuelled, effortlessly sexy collection. Showing everything from slinky slip dresses to rainbow shifts, loose fitting 70’s shapes and fiery flapper dresses,  Holland dug deep and left no style untouched. Thanks to an eclectic colour palette which ran from lipstick reds to metallics, these much loved silhouettes were blasted into present day.

More is More 

From rubber coated lace to leopard velvet and sparkling fishnets – with scalloped hems, dropped waists and fringed hemlines in between – this season Holland choose to overstate and celebrate every design detail at his disposal. Flamboyant black polka dot dresses were worn with off-kilter metallic berets, purple and gold short trenches were teamed with bright red leather ankle boots and embellished shift dresses paired with long leather gloves. Serve with a hefty dose of attitude.

Metallic Must Haves

From amongst the whirl of aesthetics on show, metallics were a recurring theme. Highlights included a drop back slip in blue and silver and a metallic rainbow design which was used on bomber jackets and short shift dresses. Elsewhere, vibrant blues were splashed against velvet to electrifying effect. Outfits were paired with mirrored sunglasses for final glam finish.

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Photographer: Thang LV

First published on Wonderland, 21st Feb 2016

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