Romantic red silks, nostalgic tartan, candy-hued patchwork fur and dark turquoise velvet advance down the runway by way of travellator – Henry Holland goes futuristic on us for AW15.
Taking his audience beneath Westminster university, Holland’s dystopia was dark, industrial and menacing. Yellow and black tape-wrapped scaffolding structures hung over the space, whilst models were seen gliding down the runway by way of travellator, much to the excitement of Holland’s usual IT-girl saturated front row. Eyes slicked with liner, flat stomper shoes on their feet, Holland’s girls rode the conveyor belt expressionless, almost robotic-like in their composure, to the eerie sound of FKA Twigs.
Danger! Danger! High voltage!
Holland’s hazard tape played through into the collection with yellow and black stripes making for a statement look. Whilst stripes were a favourite, so was tartan, along with a whole load of SS15’s red and pink hued silks. Going full circle, the show started with pop-y brights, took to the dark side with deep turquoise velveteen and rich navy furs, before finishing with crimson and Pepto Bismal pink patchwork sheepskin, sure to be a fashion favourite next winter.
As if taking part in the Generation Game, it was a race against time to make a mental note of each piece we’re desperate to get our hands on the minute next winter rolls in. From baggy brightly pattered trousers and nostalgic school-girl tartan, to PVC trimmed chiffon shirts and dark turquoise fur and leather looks, complete with statement hexagon glasses – this could well be one of Henry Holland’s most covetable collections to date.
Words: Brooke McCord.