It’s conventional wisdom that London Fashion Week is all about look-at-me fashion – and the Fall/Winter 2014 House of Holland show was no exception to this creed.
In fact, fur-lined coats, lime leisure pants, and a metallic T-shirt emblazoned with “Riche Bish” were all part of, well, Look 1. There’s over-the-top fashion, and then there’s over-over-the-top fashion, with House of Holland falling in the later category. Take Look 11 for example, a magenta sequined dress paired with a furry red bomber jacket and fur-adorned flats. Or Look 22, replete with hot tulle puffs over equally bright pants. Overall, the collection came together to create a very it’s-my-party-and-I’ll-wear-what-I-want-to vibe, which makes sense, considering the show notes read: “Tonight’s debutante ball started as an innocent affair before making it onto Facebook and a gang of House of Holland harlots trashed the decadent ballroom setting.”
However, ironically enough, the collection will likely be remembered for the simplest silhouette on its Fall/Winter 2014 runway: Holland’s first-ever little black dress. The understated piece added an essential element of fashion shrewdness to the otherwise flirtatious, thoroughly impractical House of Holland harlot’s wardrobe.
Photos: Courtesy of GoRunway