What would it look like if you dispatched your grandmother to a late-night dance party? That's the question Henry Holland tried to answer with his Fall 2013 collection, a riot of color, pattern, and texture the designer lovingly named "Rave Nanna." The shapes of the clothes themselves are appropriately ladylike, but Holland cut his shift dresses, sweaters, and skirts from wallpaper prints in pink, orange, and avocado green. One shirt cut from the material was paired with a jacket and skirt in an acidic shade of lime. What wasn't patterned, like a green tunic sweater or a midnight-blue dress, was decorated in mischievous symbols like sparkly cigarettes or colorful pills.
Feb 16 2013 - 1:53pm