“If I can’t dance, I don’t want to be part of your revolution” – Emma Goldman,
anarchist and feminist.
Designer Henry Holland presented the SS20 collection for House of Holland at London fashion Week, inspired by the 1970s Disco movement, and rave culture of the 1990s.
The collection is an archetypal night time wardrobe of look-at-me dresses, and don’t-touch-me tailoring – approaching the pleasure seekers, the heavy hitters, and the floor fillers.
The disco looks are created with metallic rainbow lurex, chenille guipure lace, glazed leather, and textured snake skin effect jacquard. Bright neon lime, pastel pink and cobalt blue organza shirts are layered over form-fitting active wear, creating an attention seeking look.
Sharp tailoring is updated in a purple silk moiré, with black satin tuxedo lapels. Tuck pleating and panelled monochrome satin is worked into both maxi and micro dresses, with a fluid movement.
Denim remains a key element in the collection, and is re-worked into blonde, stone-wash outerwear with paracord weave detail.
Polka dot beaded embellishments appear to be dripping on tuxedo dresses, tailored shorts and oversized sweatshirts.
Mid-height architectural sandals have been created in partnership with South Korean label Yuul Yie, while bags have been hand-woven using the brand’s signature paracord detailing.
Performance training footwear, which has been created as part of an athleisure partnership with leading Chinese sportswear brand Xtep, is featured throughout the collection and is showcased in full during the show’s finale.