Wednesday, 2 March 2011
LWF A/W '11 House of Holland
One of the major surprises of the season for me was Henry Holland's metamorphosis from jokey one trick pony of Choose Life t-shirts to the designer of proper wearable clothes but with a sense of fun still very much intact. After last winter's PR disaster outside his venue and his embarrassing previous collections, my expectations were lower than low, so when multi-coloured crocheted grandma's blankets turned into short dresses appeared on the catwalk my jaw dropped in astonishment. Added to the effect was his stripy socks worn with heels. Very reluctantly, I had to give the guy some credit.