House Of Holland Spring 2013 RTW




Launch Slideshow


SHOW: House of Holland Spring 2013


THEME: 'Buzz Kill' - grunge, glamour, and glory

HAIR: Adam Reed for BaByliss Pro

MAKEUP: Lucia Pica for MAC, with nails by Sophy Robson for Leighton Denny and skin by Nichola Joss for St. Tropez

ACCESSORIES: Playfully glam sunglasses and tights, metallic peep-toe booties with buckle details, jacquard and quilted turbans/'do rag hybrids with crystal embellishments

OVERALL TAKEAWAY: In case you overlooked the show notes that warned that "the House of Holland girl has developed an attitude problem," a pink baby tee emblazoned the word 'bitch' written in cutesy letters made the point clear.

Fortunately, the rest of the collection was much better behaved. Inspired by 'fashion's forgotten decade,' the '90s, Henry Holland took us back to grade school, okay, okay, high school, with his glammed-up take on slip dresses, granny florals, and overalls.

Thought the MisShapes-curated show playlist screamed '90s with its mix of Dee-Lite and Shampoo (remember them?), the wares were surprisingly current while still hinting at the boho-chic-meets-the-street looks of the past. Slim-cut metallic floral jacquard trousers in burgundy, chartreuse, and gunmetal got our hearts pumping, as did oversized shadow checks in a pretty blue.

Embellished tie-dye silks, featured on everything from crop tops to overalls) recalled the work of one Lisa Frank, while a bright yellow ensemble was peppered with large crystal brooches.

Holland rarely disappoints on the fun front, and this season was no different. Expect to be channeling Liv Tyler soon

FRONT ROW: Kelly Osbourne, Alexa Chung, Nicola Adams, Suzy Menkes, and Leigh Lezark



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