Henry Holland has been putting the fun back in fash ever since those ‘Fashion Groupie’ tshirts back in 2006.
The latest collection for his eponymous label, House Of Holland, was a pastel punk affair with plenty of tartan, snakeskin and an unreal oversize leopard print – one of my favourites for the season. Here’s a quick Q&A with the man himself, and a little HOH shoot we did with spunky punk, Luana.
Can you tell us a little about the collection. What was some of your inspiration? Our SS12 collection was called Pastel Punks and was inspired by some late 70s early 80s street photography of female punks and skinheads by Gavin Watson. I like the juxtoposition of the super femininity in the girls faces, with the masculine lines and styles in their clothes and their harsh shaved heads. We tried to translate this into the colletion by contrasting quite masculine shapes (shirting, tailoring etc) with a super feminine sacharine pastel palette….
What are your favourite pieces from the collection? My favourite pieces are the silk ombre leopard dresses. I think they came out really well.
If the collection were a song what would it be? Too much too young by The Specials.
Who is your all time favourite punk and why? Wendy o Williams because she is insane and has a body to die for!
Any little tid bits you can tell us about HoH’s next collection? Not unless you want me to kill you.
Above, image by Gavin Watson
Punk queen Wendy o Williams
House Of Holland SS12 Runway