Since many love some British quirkiness from time to time, its only fitting to tune into the latest at House of Holland. Designer Henry Holland’s S/S 2012 looked refreshingly soft spoken and slightly girly, losing the hard edge that has been turned out in previous years. While Holland also had a Resort collection in store for this year that looked more bright, with that typical edge and brought out memories of the 80s and 90s.
Though the childish references and oversized leopard prints (as opposed to a birdy theme from last Spring) seemed a bit too much, it could have been explained by taking Anna Wintour’s wise words rather literally: She once said that great stylists found their magic by working with profound imagery from childhood. A lover of pastel neons, Henry Holland ran with hues he often likes to work with. Already past December blogger Hanneli’s muted yellow Acne jacket received some true admiration so here’s a range of shades that is favoured by the fashion crowd. Stepping out in acid wash denim, some python print and a little dash of the 90s was also part of the latest S/S look.
“Inspired by the iconic Diane Lane’s Fabulous Stains performance, he’s gone for a punk rock edge contrasting with a delicate pastel palette to create a new trend that Henry has named ‘Pastel Punk’”, revealed Holland’s make-up artist for the S/S ‘12 show, Nichola Joss. Surely Henry Holland comes up with some great style inspiration for the London streets. Not to mention, a retro look that was found in both the S/S as well as Holland’s very first Resort 2012 collection featuring structured shapes and multi-coloured stripes. Can’t get enough? Watch a fun fashion video showcasing the Resort line to boot.
Author > Kaira van Wijk