House of Holland usually always pulls out a brilliant collection of clothing and patterns that are striking yet wearable and yet again this LFW they didn’t disappoint with the collection for S/S 14.
Blue lace, metallic biker jackets, muted metallic snakeskin effect trousers also used on sleeves and collars on one of the shirts and cotton tee’s with religious motifs. Colour wise there is pastel pink, blue and purple and plenty of brights – oranges, reds, blues, purples. As usual there was lots of pattern on offer from classic florals printed on dresses and made out of lace on shirts, the tattooed heart prints which gives a street vibe even down to the purple cloud pattern on the catwalk. The pattern cumulates on dresses, caps and matching two pieces clashing patterns that has become so well known in Holland’s collections, it makes you want to be able to pull off the same in the street as he does on the catwalk.
The below knee length skirts on dresses with huge slits up the front take the more refined looks of the 50’s silhouettes with modest knee lengths and figure flattering shapes and giving them a bit of an overhaul for today’s streetwear using slits, pattern, strong colours and just done hair. creating clothes you can just throw on in a morning and look good all day in without making much effort.
The checked/gingham printed shirts and skirts are my favourite part of the collection – pink mashed with orange and the two shades of blue are strong colour choices. The look with the orange and pink shirt worn with the blue skirt is a look I adore taking the same patterns throughout your outfit but clashing colours to create a truly amazing outfit.