This collection was based on two very different inspirations: Ancient Egypt and 90's hiphop culture. When you think about these two things together they seem so random but they actually have a lot in common. Metallic gold and graphic symbols are both key themes in these cultures. The mix of the two inspirations worked so well - sporty shapes in metallics with half graffiti, half hieroglyphic symbols. The hiphop vibe stayed throughout the collection, even when the shape of the garments became more elegant and drifted more towards the Egyptian inspiration there was still always an undertone of urban style. The contrast between the opulence and elegance of the Ancient Egyptians and the much more sporty and slouchy look of the 90's hiphop style.
HOUSE OF HOLLAND
This collection was a perfect balance of punk inspired pieces in feminine pastels. The bleached splattered jeans are so fun and look amazing paired with the pale coloured tops. I love the quirkiness of the shirts, the half-haf colour shirts and the snake print collars. The mesh knit dress is beautifully draped and has a great grunge feel to it. The collection is a perfect example of how to wear springs pretty colours without looking too childish or girly.
This collection uses florals in a playful and modern way. They are given texture with sequins and the mixed prints gives the looks a quirky edge. I love how sequins have been applied to a very everyday, grey jumper turning something so boring into a beautifully detailed and textured piece. Black lips and heavy duty work boots balance it all perfectly, and the flowers threaded through the boots are a cute detail to top it all off.
TAKING THE LOOK FROM THE RUNWAY:
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