HOUSE OF HOLLAND AUTUMN/WINTER 2015-16 READY-TO-WEAR LONDON FASHION WEEK
As profound as a puddle yet as fun as you like, this was another get-this-party-started collection from Henry Holland. His valiant band of good-time acolytes boogied to Drake and “Uptown Funk” from their benches and whooped as the models glided back then forth on two moving walkways (American English), or “travelators” (English English). These were lined with yellow and black hazard stripes, which were nicely incorporated into a rough-stitched zipped dress and a shirt bottomed with a corset-tight ridged rubber skirt.
Holland labeled his look “trustafarian street urchins,” which is pretty nauseating, but there was a toughness in the lugged flats, the backpacks, and a quilt-touched satin bomber. Angrily disordered tartans prefigured a fine closing section of OTT hyper-colored shearling gilets and coats that had spent plenty of time in a blow-out bar. The atmosphere was irresistible, even if the clothes weren’t always quite so. And anyway, the eye has to travelator—boom boom!