House of Holland Autumn Winter 2015-16
Tokyo Fashion Week, March 16-21, 2015
Day 5 at Tokyo Fashion Week saw House of Holland, the London based brand run by Henry Holland, take to the DHL Exported stage. Holland said that his House of Holland Autumn Winter 2015-16 presentation was inspired by the Blade Runner movie and a future cityscape - his Mongolian fur pieces in the show really stood out.
The runway show soundtrack was a few singles off of Drake’s new album, along with house and Mark Ronson’s hit ‘Uptown Funk’. There was also a question and answers sessions with Holland after the show.
I have to say that I love the rich colours and bold patterns of this Autumn Winter 2015-16 House of Holland collection. I feel like there is sort of a tough girl vibe to the show that fits in well with the Tokyo scene. Each outfit appeals to me as I love dressing in bright colours with black accents to tie the look together - I find myself often dressing in an outfit with a black bag and shoes. You probably notice this if you are an avid visitor to Fashion Blender™.
I love the garter top shown in photo 3, however my favourite look has to be the blue/black ensemble in photo 6. This is closely followed by the red leather and pink Mongolian fur neck piece look in the last photo. Who can go past all those boots!! They'll certainly wear well - they have a dirty surface treatment straight out of Blade Runner! If I wasn't sold on the Blade Runner theme to start with, that red outfit sealed the deal.
The DHL Export program is a program that supports designers entering the global market. This time around the program, which offers the opportunity to present one’s collection at fashion weeks in New York, London, Milan, and Tokyo, attracted over 150 applications from around the world. Four winners were chosen and Henry Holland (House of Holland) won the opportunity to present his collection at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week TOKYO in October 2014 and March 2015. Holland feels that '...London and Tokyo have many things in common, such as how various cultures have been transmitted from the streets, and how people express their individuality and identity through their clothing.'
The world is becoming increasingly borderless and Holland feels that '...we are in an era of globalization, but we are definitely affected by the surrounding environment, and I feel that there is clearly a strong relationship between where we are based and the clothes that we make. This is not necessarily visibly apparent, but I feel that the aesthetics and our manner of approach are affected. For instance, I am from north London and I continue to work in London today, and I feel that Londoners use self-deprecating humor and irony and have a cheeky nature, and this is also reflected in my products. I think that it is important to introduce products made from this particular viewpoint to the world.'
Check out the video below!
Photos from tokyo-mbfashionweek.com/en.
What are your thoughts on the closing gap between continents because of our digital age? And the House of Holland Autumn Winter 2015-16 Collection shown at Tokyo Fashion Week? Which piece is your favourite. Comment at the end of the post - I love hearing from you!