London Fashion Week Coverage: House of Holland Spring 2015 Collection

Related Article
Fashion
London Fashion Week Is Going to Look Different This Year – Here's How
Read Article

While House of Holland’s show notes proffered shock value and a “Plaster Caster”-themed collection, the looks themselves ran more to the optimistic. Cynthia Plaster Caster, the world’s most famous “groupie” who came about during the free-love era of the 1960s and 1970s, is also an artist most known for creating plaster casts of famous body parts. Thankfully, House of Holland stayed away from actual plaster-cast inspiration, and instead imaginatively incorporated “groupie” style, reinterpreted for the modern day.

Photo: Courtesy of Imaxtree

With tongue-in-cheek irreverence, designer Henry Holland presented technicolor haute-hippie separates comprised of patchworked suede, flower appliqués, and gleaming silks. Cheerful tops and holographic A-line skirts were cool and expressive – ideal for the co-ed or the street style star. Sunflower prints found their way onto many looks, but were best used on simple halter-neck sundresses and flowing cornflower-blue dusters. An orange lace two-piece look stood out for its sensual simplicity, leaving a more sophisticated impression than the rest. Holland’s cropped tee, made from an intersecting patchwork of multi-colored floral appliqués, was another preternaturally pretty moment. Sportswear also had a role to play in the collection, as Holland layered polos underneath spaghetti-strap dresses.

Photos: Courtesy of Imaxtree

Be in the know.
Every day, receive Savoir Flair's top articles straight to your computer or smartphone. It's never been easier to stay up-to-date on the latest fashion, beauty, and lifestyle stories.
Click to get the latest news on your device
You can stop notifications at any time.
Unsubscribe from our notifications
Click to unsubscribe from notifications on this device.
Be in the know.
Every day, receive Savoir Flair's top articles straight to your computer or smartphone. It's never been easier to stay up-to-date on the latest fashion, beauty, and lifestyle stories.
Connect using Facebook Messenger