House of Holland spring/summer 2018 collection catwalk show for LFW
House of Holland certainly didn’t disappoint with their kaleidoscopic spring/summer 2018 collection, which was presented in the Topshop Showspace today.
Entitled Original Pirate Material, after The Street’s 2002 album, the show opened with Mike Skinner’s instantly recognisable sound. A nautical-themed range followed, with prints and patterns reminiscent of waves manifested in 60s and 70s-style pieces.
Psychedelic motifs and splashy logos were plastered over clothing and accessories alike – complementing and clashing each other. Crepe de chine dresses, roomy silk shirts and flared trousers were met with structured military coats and cropped denim jackets, emphasising the eclectic aesthetic that Holland is celebrated for.
The collection was rich in texture with hand-knitted crochet, beaded macramé dresses and denim embroidered with shell and starfish captivating the audience. Looks were completed with playful accessories, including metallic bumbags and straw pirate hats, all in an array of bright colourways.
Staying true to brand, phrases such as “power”, “dreamy” and “heaven” were emblazoned across hooded tops. The tide rose on a burnt-orange velvet dress with wave-shaped cut-outs and across the skirt of a crochet mini dress. Meanwhile, tinsel sport sandals were teamed with long socks, midi skirts and even a Prince of Wales blazer.
Photos: Kimberley Archer