Henry Holland pinpointed photographer Josef Koudelka’s gritty, black-and-white images of gypsy communities as his starting point. But given his multicolor vision, Holland gave that touchstone an exuberant treatment.
Gingham dresses in red, purple, and orange were done in tiers of ruffles, while a drop-waist, floral slipdress had skirts in flounces of black tulle. And there were plenty of florals, which had a wild, folksy appeal. An off-the-shoulder dress was fashioned from white guipure lace embroidered with red poppies, while a dark floral print of chrysanthemums and forget-me-nots bloomed on everything from hoodies to flippy dresses.
To keep the look modern, Holland also wove in streetwise elements, namely huge hoop earrings, fishnet tank tops and tracksuits. It was a charming collection, with plenty of approachable pieces amid the expressive styling.
Marking his label’s 10th anniversary this year, Holland closed the show with a batch of the signature slogan T-shirts that launched him in 2006. One read: “I’m Yours for a Tenner, Kendall Jenner.”