Hello there everyone, I hope you all had a rather marvellous weekend indeed.
I didn’t really get the chance of a “weekend, weekend” what with London Fashion Week and all that, but I have to say, despite saying that last year was my fave to date (see this post here) this year trumped it by a landslide, but more on that in Thursdays post.
Today, I thought I’d go back to the good ole days, when I would attend LFW and report back on what I was lucky enough to see. Its been a long while since I’ve done a full catwalk report, but I am SO excited to be back to it, especially as I’m going to be divulging you with all the goings on backstage and on the catwalk at the House of Holland show.
If you’ve been following along this journey with me, you’ll know that I interned at House of Holland 5 years ago now, working behind the scenes on two of their incredible LFW shows. This year, I headed backstage, as me, rather than as an intern and I felt completely and utterly honoured to do so, it was a real pinch me moment for sure!
So anyway, enough on the back story (let me know if you’d like an updated post on my fashion history) and lets get on with all the goss and of course, my review on the House of Holland SS18 collection.
Arriving at the Topshop Show space, now situated conveniently in London’s Soho, 90 minutes before the show was due to air, the backstage area at the House of Holland show was awash with excitement, a real buzz in the air and an electric atmosphere that was oh so nostalgic to me, taking me straight back to my days as an intern.
The hair was right up my street with messy, unkempt waves whilst the make up was kept minimal with dewy skin and unruly eyebrows yet with eye lids that packed a punch in bold shades of orange, blue and pink, something I am totally getting on board with ahead of SS18.
So now for the collection itself, transporting us to the high seas, the House of Holland SS18 collection was inspired by all things pirates; hypnotising us with waves throughout in nautical shades, rainbow-hues and even monochrome, stripes are here and here to stay, but this time with a psychedelic effect.
As always, Henry and his team brought fun to fashion with rainbow shades, cheeky slogans, tinsel sandals and pirate hats to boot.
Sending models off the deep end and into the wavy catwalk, fit with pirate ship and all; the collection was filled with colour as always, just one of the many reasons I adore the brand so much. Taking us out to the ocean with everything from seaweed tinsel sandals, wavy stripes, to sea life embroidery which graced a delicious two piece (on my wishlist) and asymmetric midi dress
Whilst all things high seas were evident throughout the show, from the collection itself, to the set and even the soundtrack, something I ALWAYS look forward to when it comes to House of Holland LFW shows, which included tracks from The Streets album, Original Pirate Material, there were touches of the seventies (hurrah) with chocolate brown suede co-ords and multi-coloured crochet, something I am utterly thrilled about as a huge fan of the seventies era!
Accessories included ruffled tricorn hats, (the actual name for a pirate hat, who knew!?) an update from last season’s cowboy hat, printed socks with tinsel sandals, something I am DEFINITELY going to dabble in come summer 2018. Along with fish net shopper bags with fluoro beading which complimented the epic array of HoH psychedelic sunglasses, yet another thing I’m naturally thrilled about.
House of Holland knocked it out of the park, or the pirate ship should we say, with yet another fun filled collection, one of which I suspect will be a complete sell out and I’m sure you, like me, are itching to get your hands on. I’m eyeing up the rainbow knit, embroidered pant suit and wave print palazzo trousers, what about you?