London Fashion Week Fall 2014: Day 2: Prints Charming and the Demimonde

February 16, 2014

The unthinkable has happened---I've been asked to guest blog about London Fashion Week. You can read my full blog post about yesterday, Day 2 of London Fashion Week, on the Tresor Paris blog here. Below, an excerpt from my blog post for Tresor Paris, because a) the decadent spirit of House Of Holland's la demimonde moderne is so terribly me (or at least I hope so), b) I want everything from that collection! and c) I wrote a review of London Fashion Week! That's a first for me. Anyway, here it is. It's my first shot at writing about fashuuuuun so please be nice to me. Now I really must go and shop the House of Holland Fall RTW collection. Credit cards at the ready. x

"Day 2 of London Fashion Week brought us a dose of typical British insouciance and cheek. Along with the high voltage 'Las Vegas' dazzle of Julien Macdonald and the sheer sexiness of J.W Anderson, the unifying theme of the shows du jour seemed to be bold prints and graphics with imagery celebrating the unabashed glamour of the party girl lifestyle. 
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This spirit 'a la demimonde' was especially apparent at House Of Holland. 'HOH harlots' strutted down the catwalk like punk-rock debutantes, opening the show with a T-shirt emblazoned with 'Riche Bish', a nod to the slogan tees that put Henry Holland on the fashion radar years ago.   
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Sequined champagne flutes, bows, lipsticks, and lobsters adorned black velvet. A feminine yet brazen celebration of all things indulgent.  
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Even beneath striking quilted bomber jackets embroidered with giant lipsticks, there was no ignoring the saucy Pre-Raphaealite, Marie Antoinette-esque beauties caught in flagrante, naught bits blacked out, on the tabloid covers.  
Themes of conspicuous consumption, debauched PYTs, and luxe loungewear married with  sumptuous douppioni silk and fur will guarantee House Of Holland's latest collection a spot on the shopping list of every Posh, Broke (ironically, mais bien sur), & Bored heiress apparent, party girl, and rebellious high-society darlings alike."