Tonight was the press preview of Henry Holland's latest clothing range and this time it's on the high street. The H! by Henry Holland collection will be available at Debenhams from Spring/Summer 2010 and if you're curious as to what to expect then here's a sneak peak...
There was talk of inspiration from Clueless and I can definitely see that. There are some really covetable items, the brogues, the zip detail heels, the satchels and the ruffle bikinis all stood out. The jewellery was also really cute in a funky and fun yet wearable way. The clothing featured everything from edgy denim and leather look pieces (shorts and a zip up mini skirt) to tartan pyjama style separates, printed dresses, body suits and of course the occasional slogan T-shirt.
The whole range is perfect for colour-blocking and pattern mis-matching and I can see it on a lot of younger girls come summer. Some people may have wanted it to be more like his House of Holland designer range but I think it's great that this collection stands alone and would argue that there's loads of Henry's personality in there through the use of bold patterns and colours. It's also at a price that us mere mortals can afford which is always nice.
You'll probably be wondering if Henry was holed up in a corner all night with his A-list friends? The answer is not at all. He's got to be the most approachable fashion designer, and all-round nice guy I've ever come across. Not only was he posing for photos, he was taking them on the funky disposable H! by Henry Holland cameras too. He's officially my new favourite and he seems as excited as everyone else about the new range - he said he can't wait for it to finally hit stores and to find out what everyone thinks.
On the menu...
Canapes included crab filled cones, asparagus baskets, stacks of beetroot, mini lemon meringue pies, and for drinks... pretty pink cocktails and white wine a plenty.
Keep your eyes peeled for more on Henry's new collection in February or head to the Debenhams blog for the latest news.