To create his resort woman, Henry Holland referenced the book “Cholombiano” by Amanda Watkins, which focused on the kids of Monterrey, Mexico. They are obsessed with Colombian music and street culture, including “crazy hairstyles, super oversized silhouettes and religious iconography. She’s definitely one of these Cholombiano’s girlfriends,” the designer said. “She’s a tough street girl who is very into that street subculture thing … but she’s still got this sort of girly attitude.” Result: a collection that balanced the feminine with a tough edge.
Embellishments were key, with heart appliqués applied on leathers, denim and sheer mesh and emblazoned on dresses and jeans, and an enlarged heart-shaped print on floor-grazing frocks. Holland also incorporated “stingray” style frills onto shirts and sweaters. Along with the Holland signature pineapple, a Virgin of Guadalupe print appeared on several looks too. “I think this print story is really strong,” added Holland. “Just to showcase the religious iconography, but in a slightly less literal way.”
Holland also presented his first full footwear collection.