Henry Holland served up his most sophisticated House of Holland collection to date yesterday via a range bursting with accomplished cuts and bold shapes with a graduated-colour palette tribute to Pantone.
The inspiration was clear and sharp as the striped collections walked out in purple, turquoise, grey, green and pink. Model Agyness Deyn opened the show and sashayed down the catwalk in a green, striped tailored two-piece suit, The jacket was boxy, with anvil sleeves and a square neckline, while the trousers were a sexy-slim cigarette pant with cut-away flap details at the hem.
Cut-away flaps, squared off buttons and necklines, oversized sail-like pleats and stripes were key design details for House of Holland autumn 09.
A standout Mongolian wool coat in grey, white and black had the wow factor and the shaggy coat set off sharp gasps among the front row.
The venue, Quaglino’s restaurant in London’s St James’, made for a graceful and grown up setting for the show, which marked a step-change in this young designer’s career
A pink cashmere and satin mix cardigan and a pink, billowing, strapless dress were stunning and simple and alongside cashmere mini-dresses, knits and stripey tights.