14 posts tagged "House of Holland"
Everyone knows how it goes for the emerging designer: a graduate collection, a taste of success, and, if you’re lucky, a place in a showcase at fashion week. But what comes next? That was the question IMG Fashion set out to answer, with the help of shipping giant DHL, in the form of DHL Exported, a program set up to help some more-established designers. DHL will underwrite the cost of bringing the collections of four designers to a foreign market for two consecutive seasons, meaning hometown heroes can spread their wings and fly further afield. The winning designers will stage their shows as part of Spring 2015 and Fall 2015 fashion weeks, beginning this September in New York.
Announcing the winners at London’s Sanderson Hotel on Tuesday became a little like a game of fashion musical chairs: Local talent Henry Holland will be transplanted to Tokyo, while Nicholas K heads to Milan. Hakaan Yildirim, who shows in Paris, will launch H by Hakaan in London, and Italian rising star Francesca Liberatore is off to New York. Each city’s award was determined by a panel of regional experts including Carla Sozzani in Milan, Nicole Miller in New York, and IMG’s vice president and global creative director, Jarrad Clark.
International expansion isn’t financially available to many smaller brands, so this kind of support could make the fashion world a much more accessible place. “Two seasons of support was paramount to us,” Clark explained. “It’s the opportunity for designers to show their brand in a different market, but then to make contacts and build on that relationship.” DHL will be supporting these designers through logistics, shipping, and staging the shows themselves. “Everybody in fashion uses DHL. It’s about so much more than just the big yellow box.”
I have to admit, pink is one of my favorite colors. I’m always drawn to baby pink cashmere sweaters and cotton shirts, or darker-hued dresses and silk blouses. To my delight, we’ve seen a rainbow of roses in the Fall ’14 collections—particularly fuchsia, which has been all over the runway. Alexander Wang, Altuzarra, and Dries Van Noten have all sent pink down their catwalks, but being the anxious shopper that I am, I don’t think I can wait until August to indulge in the trend. My solution? House of Holland’s shocking pink lace dress, which is already in my Net-a-Porter shopping cart. I can only hope that spring weather is not too far away—too bad that’s not available for same-day delivery in New York.
House of Holland dress, $545, Buy it now
The Fall ’14 Ready-to-Wear collections are under way in London, and will be followed by the shows in Milan and Paris. Before the new clothes hit the runway, we’ve asked some of the most anticipated names to offer a sneak peek. Per usual, it’s a busy time for all—designers and fashion followers alike—so we’re continuing our split-second previews: tweet-length at 140 characters or less. Our entire collection of Fall ’14 previews is available here.
WHO: House of Holland, designed by Henry Holland
WHEN: Saturday, February 15
WHAT: “Debauched debutantes—English society girls letting their hair down and hitching their hemlines up.” —Henry Holland. The designer sent us a Fall ’14 inspiration image, above.
Peter Pilotto is having quite a year—and it’s only February. Today, Peter Pilotto and Christopher de Vos, the digital-print masters behind the brand, have won the 2014 BFC/Vogue Designer Fashion Fund, which includes a yearlong mentoring program and hefty £200,000 grant. Pilotto and De Vos were up against ready-to-wear designers Emilia Wickstead, Mary Katrantzou, Osman, Zoë Jordan, and House of Holland, and join the ranks of previous winners like Christopher Kane, Erdem, Jonathan Saunders, and 2013 champ Nicholas Kirkwood, who sold a majority stake of his brand to LVMH less than a year after his victory. With a hotly anticipated Target collaboration hitting stores on February 9, Peter Pilotto’s potential for total world domination is looking good. If Target’s website crashes, they’ll know they’ve really made it.