House Of Holland's Home Girls SS14
Before Henry Holland had the chance to send the first model down the House Of Holland runway, his show was already a buzz thanks to playing host to one of the coolest front rows around, with the likes of Alexa Chung, Pixie Geldof, Daisy Lowe, Ellie Goulding and Nicola Roberts all turning up to support the British designer. Oh, and did we mention Kelly Osbourne, Nick Grimshaw and One Direction's Harry Styles perched on the FROW too?
With the party atmosphere supported by a fantastic soundtrack and a purple and pink cloud covered catwalk, House Of Holland felt like something special from the start. Influenced by the tattoo parlours of Venice Beach and Baz Lurhamans 'Romeo And Juliet', Mr Holland took us on a trip to Mexico City with a collection that was two parts brash and sexy, one part romantic/ladylike.
Cheered on by the star studded guests, Henry's 'Home Girls' walked in slinky sandals, wearing a heady mixture of colours ranging from acidic pink and orange to blue and lilac hues. The tough gang wore skin tight leopard print, bermuda shorts, silk woven separates splashed with tropical prints, shift dresses inked with tattoo motifs and my favourite outlandish accessory of the season; a printed 'gun holster' harness made to hold your phone and keys. Alongside the hearts and rose tattoos, religious iconography also supported the theme, with the Virgin Mary appearing across the models nails and hand-painted onto white leather jackets and shirts.
In contrast to the bad girls, there were plenty of feminine 50's style looks too - full skirts, pencil skirts and shirt dresses were cinched in at the waist and layered with knitted gingham cardigans, lip shaped eyewear was teamed with sheer checkered shirts, and lace inserts decorated hemlines and décolletages. All in all, I'd have to say that this is House Of Hollands best collection to date, don't you agree?
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