spring 2014: house of holland

Henry Holland could be regarded as the patriarch of children who grew up in the 90's--his designs for his label, House of Holland, consistently reference that period in time, season after season.  And for Spring 2014, he stuck to that era once again, this time drawing inspiration from Baz Luhrman's 1996 rendition of Romeo + Juliet, starring 90's wunderkinds Leonardo DiCaprio and Claire Danes.  For those of you who don't know, Luhrman's interpretation of the Shakespeare classic was set around Venice Beach in contemporary California, an area in which there is large hispanic population.  Hence, Holland also looked to 'chola' girls for inspiration, obvious in the greasy hair, the bling-y nails and baseball caps.  Fusing this with more romantic elements in the knee-length dresses, nipped-in waists, lace and floral embroidery.  The result of mixing these two seemingly opposite aesthetics together is one that is surprisingly refreshing and actually easy to digest.  These are pieces that will look great on the pages of editorials in Asia and we can't wait to see how our local editors style them up!


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