House of Holland’s psychedelic prints and 70s colours bring a retro vibe to London Fashion Week

Celeb favourite Henry Holland’s LFW AW13 collection catapults an updated twist on the 1970s into the spotlight

Ramsbottom man made good Henry Holland gave a nod to the 1970s on his LFW runway tonight with his House of Holland collection, as psychedelic prints, quilted jackets and bold colours gave the show a retro feel.

Henry Holland presents his retro-inspired AW13 collection at London Fashion Week

The British designer stayed true to form, having fun with fashion and showing he’s not scared of colour, as models showcased an acid rainbow of lime green, electric blue and peach, with hints of fuschia and purple.

House of Holland joined a raft of other LFW designers including Jasper Conran and PPQ who are intent on ensuring the AW13 season won’t be a dull one, with bold colour pops and brave palette combinations.


Henry Holland’s collection went a step further with clashing prints, patterns and materials working together to complete the looks. They were loud, but surprisingly feminine overall, complemented by the models’ pared back hair and make up.

Psychedelic colours on the House of Holland AW13 runway

Loudest of all was the lime green mini skirt and matching jacket, paired with a splash of loud pink.

Pink and green was a recurrent theme, with a mid-length pink and peach print dress being paired with a green jacket with orange trim.


Giving the ladylike dresses and pencil skirts an edge was the quilted parka-inspired jacket, with oversized, fur-trimmed hood. Perhaps not forgetting that the AW season won’t be the warmest, the jacket adds a welcome layer to the sunshine feel of the dresses.

Winter warmers on the House of Holland runway

Slouchy jumpers were another acknowledgement to the season, paired with mid-length skirts for a relaxed look.

More formal outerwear came in the shape of a wine-coloured fur-trimmed cape and a high-shine belted blue raincoat.

Our favourite looks included an elegant purple evening dress with matching jacket and a figure-hugging electric blue dress with disc patterned print.

Our picks of the House of Holland AW13 collection



Unsurprisingly, given his A-list circle of friends, the FROW was jam-packed full of famous faces, with Daisy Lowe, Jaime Winstone, Pixie Geldof, Nick Grimshaw and Nicola Roberts all showing up for the occasion.

Will you be brave enough to embrace psychedelic prints and acid colour pops this autumn/winter? Let us know what you thought of the House of Holland AW13 show over on Twitter.

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