HOUSE OF HOLLAND. SS15.

Late 60’s / early 70’s inspired florals with a fluro twist are the flavour of the day at House of Holland. From smaller repetitive floral prints on the lighter fabrics to oversized designs in suede,  flower power is certainly a big theme for this collection. The influence of the era extends to the silhouette, with mini skirts, halter necks and wide-legged trousers (although not quite flared) and long tunic to match.

Blurred horizontal striped prints in both hot and cold tones give a little wink to tie-dye; thankfully House of Holland decided not to delve too deeply into that trend from a time gone by. As it is, it works. Zebra print also makes an appearance in monochrome and a sumptuous metallic blue.

Accessories come in the form of floral clutches and wide-strapped over the shoulder bags. A pink metallic satchel is given the playful addition of some adorable bag charms.

Across the board, colours are bright, vibrant and abundant with violet, magenta, chartreuse, hot orange, aqua and a distinctly hippy shade of grassy green. Metallics and sequins give a contemporary boost and youthful kick:  the way the House of Holland girl likes to party certainly ain’t all peace and love. Dude.

For me, the grooviest look has to be the all over floral appliqué cropped tee paired with chartreuse skirt.

Written by Francesca Bassenger. Images © House of Holland. Video source: British Fashion Council.