Arriving at my first London Fashion Week event, it instantly lived up to its notorious reputation for being overwhelmingly slick and inspiring; the audience equally as much as the models and designs.
The Leicester Square show space was transformed by wavy foam runway and a half-submerged pirate ship, showcasing the nautical pirate theme which would follow throughout the show. There was even an ‘Original Pirate Material’ soundtrack, from which Henry Holland took inspiration for the collection.
Everyone watched in awe as the designs began gracefully flooding the catwalk. Asymmetric stripes and psychedelic 60s and 70s inspired pieces came in the form of sundresses, ultra-flared trousers, cropped denim jackets and mini-skirts. These were accessorized with badass bumbags, tinsel sliders and sunglasses that were giving off serious alien vibes, creating a really cool atmosphere.
Backstage photos courtesy of Edward Cooke
Sitting front row was a new and exciting experience for me, with Holland’s BFFs, including Pixie Geldof and Alexa Chung also sat down the aisle. As soon as I took my seat, familiar faces opposite me – one of whom had the intimidatingly stern Meryl Streep look from ‘The Devil Wears Prada’ – took out their huge cameras and began taking pictures.
Personally, I was a huge fan of the orange velvet two-piece and ALWAYS have time for an oversized hoody, so the white ‘Original Pirate Material’ printed hoody was undoubtedly up there in my faves.
Thank you Spindle Magazine for having me, I’m now super excited for the House of Holland SS18 collection to drop and for my next Fashion Week event!
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