Editorial: HIM by Holly Halkes

  • Photography: Charlotte Ellis
  • Styling: Emily Reid

London-based designer Holly Halkes, uses her designs to display her emotions. Where words fail – Holly says it with bold, illustrative prints. Inspired by artist Francis Bacon’s theory “the mess here around us is rather like my mind”, and showcasing all of Holly Halkes AW17 designs, this week’s editorial, ‘HIM’, explores the emotions of storytelling and is inspired by Bacon’s use of colour in his portrait artwork. Shot by Charlotte Ellis and styled by Emily Reid, Holly comments that this editorial sets out to “create a fantastical story personal to me, which can also be interpreted as a commentary on our society and the diversity of increasing mental health issues, reflected in my artwork through the use of many faces.”

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Fashion Designer: Holly Halkes
Photographer: Charlotte Ellis
Stylist: Emily Reid
Models: Delphi at Bookings Models, Maddie at Leni’s Models, Elizabeth at First Model Management and Madalina at First Model Management
Hair & Make-Up: Anete Salinieka using KRYOLAN