At House of Holland, the carefree party girl that Henry Holland himself described as having “a touch of Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas in her” was the center of attention in a helter-skelter collage of patterns, prints, materials, and zany accessories. If you mashed up the hottest trends of the moment, you would end up with House of Holland’s Spring/Summer 2016 collection. Though there were no new ideas present in the show, there were plenty of dramatic, fun-loving elements that the “It” crowd clamoured for. This meant trippy pattern-mixing, as in the case of hothouse floral dresses under puffy camo vests tied down with leopard-print belts or crackling abstract-printed peplum tunics over retro striped shirts.
Additionally, there were lace-front suede jumpsuits, printed silk tunics with matching cropped trousers, tropical shirt dresses, off-shoulder body-conscious minis, and more. Hunter S. Thompson-esque eyewear, bucket hats, brooches, single earrings, and feathered footwear amplified the party-girl style of the collection. Presented four floors underground and populated by Holland’s “It” girl pack of fashion claqueurs, this show was an adventurous exploration of young, wild fashion that might look dated in a matter of months but promises to be plenty of fun to wear in the meantime.
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