London Fashion Week: House of Holland A/W 2009-10 Gallery
Forget those slogan T-shirts which made him a household name, Henry Holland has moved on. The designer behind the House of Holland label is all about Pantone colour cards these days, showing his most grown-up collection to date. The show opened with a square-cut box jacket featuring colour blocks and horizontal stripes. This theme continued into dresses, skinny trousers, tights and knitted jumpers. There was the odd hairy coat, sequinned panelling, and chunky chain-link accessories designed by Kate Hillier. Even with pal Agyness Deyn hitting the catwalk again for him and whipping up a crowd frenzy, I can't deny that this collection left me dizzy. Bold? Yes. Brilliant? No.