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House of HollandSpring Summer 2014 London

Runway Review
9/14/2013 NOWFASHION

M.I.A.'s latest hit single 'Bring The Noise' parted the celebrity frenzy that hijacked the runway before the show to make way for feisty Mexican Mami Chula. This season the House of Holland is parked just outside the tattoo parlours of Venice Beach in a trip to balmy Mexico City. The pungent air reeks of petrol and tequila. Silk woven jacquard sleeves are emblazoned with acid tattoo motifs; distorted gingham checks are clad in sunset tones and the radiant palette of blue skies. Trimmed silk slips and full skirts are cinched at the waist for a distinct Hispanic street flavour. The 'Homegirls', as the show is titled, were an image of the tough 'Mi Vida Loca'-watching urban Mexican beauties swooned by the thrill of heady summer romance.

The tough persona not withstanding, Henry Holland's collection employed some rather saccharine feminine silhouettes that could very well make way into the wardrobe of Charlotte York. The round-neck sleeveless lace number in hot pink with fitted bodice, buttoned right down the center, works elegantly as a separate. Likewise for the beige belted shirt dress with realistic tattoo motifs that was unlike the gauche bodysuit variety one might have seen when designers try to pass printed tattoos for real ones.

A reference to the Catholic guilt peppered the collection, a tough gang of homegirls in the occasional Madonna print, which was remedied with tongue-in-cheek moments like the "Gun Holster" mobile phone harness. House of Holland Spring/Summer '14 is vibrant and vivacious but not alienating to the average woman. It gives a dose of urban Hispanic fire to those who dare to try. The sass crescendoed towards the end ushering in the key print of the collection; the cotton candy clouds laden with crucified purple hearts. One would like to think that this means redemption for the mamacitas, despite their having been very naughty this season.

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9/14/2013 NOWFASHION

M.I.A.'s latest hit single 'Bring The Noise' parted the celebrity frenzy that hijacked the runway before the show to make way for feisty Mexican Mami Chula. This season the House of Holland is parked just outside the tattoo parlours of Venice Beach in a trip to balmy Mexico City. The pungent air reeks of petrol and tequila. Silk woven jacquard sleeves are emblazoned with acid tattoo motifs; distorted gingham checks are clad in sunset tones and the radiant palette of blue skies. Trimmed silk slips and full skirts are cinched at the waist for a distinct Hispanic street flavour. The 'Homegirls', as the show is titled, were an image of the tough 'Mi Vida Loca'-watching urban Mexican beauties swooned by the thrill of heady summer romance.

The tough persona not withstanding, Henry Holland's collection employed some rather saccharine feminine silhouettes that could very well make way into the wardrobe of Charlotte York. The round-neck sleeveless lace number in hot pink with fitted bodice, buttoned right down the center, works elegantly as a separate. Likewise for the beige belted shirt dress with realistic tattoo motifs that was unlike the gauche bodysuit variety one might have seen when designers try to pass printed tattoos for real ones.

A reference to the Catholic guilt peppered the collection, a tough gang of homegirls in the occasional Madonna print, which was remedied with tongue-in-cheek moments like the "Gun Holster" mobile phone harness. House of Holland Spring/Summer '14 is vibrant and vivacious but not alienating to the average woman. It gives a dose of urban Hispanic fire to those who dare to try. The sass crescendoed towards the end ushering in the key print of the collection; the cotton candy clouds laden with crucified purple hearts. One would like to think that this means redemption for the mamacitas, despite their having been very naughty this season.

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