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House of Holland S/S 09

Henry Holland's latest collection stays youthful but gains maturity.

In only a few short seasons, Henry Holland has quickly established himself as one of Britain's most exciting young designers right now. The collection differed from Henry's previous shows in not only were the clothes outlandish, fun and over-the-top but maybe for the first time since the slogan t-shirts that made his name, Holland displayed a collection of clothes that by and large were completely wearable without losing any of the vivaciousness of previous collections. Levi's were involved heavily with the show and featured on the catwalk were the limited addition HoH for 501 jeans that are available to buy from Selfridges today. Polka dots layered underneath flower prints on sheer organza was a recurring theme on both suits and dresses alike. An orange and yellow belted playsuit signalled a move forward in spring summer menswear. Henry's close association with Agyness Deyn was celebrated by the audience, cheering and applauding both her walks, to open and close the show. In many ways this is a more mature collection from Henry but in other ways it is just more wearable. The element of youthful abandon and fun is still there and long may Henry's positive attitude infuse the collections he creates!