Designer Henry Holland presented the AW19 collection for his label House Of Holland as a“love letter to the outspoken and the rebellious’.
London-based trans model Finn Buchanan opened the show at London Fashion Week, joined by Pixie Geldof Holland’s long-time friend who walked the HoH show for the first time, and a list of familiar faces like the Australian model of South Sudanese heritage, Sabah Koj, Jazzelle known to her Instagram followers as @uglyworldwide and new comer Indira Scott.
This season’s muse is ready to make a change – Sharp, quilted tailoring in a neon orange Prince of Wales check and animal jacquard silks, with obi pussy bow neck ties, create a tough but feminine touch.Traditional Cambodian textile techniques are worked into prints, alongside subverted tiedye, to create a city camouflage effect. Devoré velvet, printed ombré lace, chenille knits and quilted nylon micro minis are layered together to create a textural story.
Necklaces as vape cage carriers have been created in partnership with VYPE and a collaborative T-shirt project with the Netflix show Sex Education, feature within the collection.
Holland is known to evoke messages and slogans on t-shirts, and this season he swapped ‘Give a toss for Karlie Kloss’ for the Sex Education cast, in slogans like ‘SELF LOVE NEVER DIES – “IT’S MY VAGINA”’
Grenson hiking boots are given a mid-western woven paracord spin, while Mandarin collars and obi belts nod to East Asian style. Quilted berets from Noel Stewart millinery and smoke ring inspired earrings by Husam El Odeh, complete this contemporary woman’s F**k you uniform.
IMAGES COURTESY OF HOUSE OF HOLLAND