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Henry Holland (born 26 May 1983) is an English fashion designer, businessman and blogger from Ramsbottom, Greater Manchester.[1]

Henry Holland
Giles Deacon.jpg
Henry Holland (right) with fellow designer Giles Deacon
Born (1983-05-26) 26 May 1983 (age 36)
Ramsbottom, Greater Manchester, England
NationalityBritish
EducationLondon College of Communication
Label(s)
House of Holland
H! by Henry Holland
Spouse(s)David Hodgson

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Early life and educationEdit

Holland is a graduate of the BA Journalism course at the London College of Communication[2] and has worked for the following publications: the teenage magazine,Sneak (fashion section), Smash Hits and Bliss.[3][4]

CareerEdit

Prior to the launch of his own company, Holland gained attention with his Fashion Groupies T-shirt designs.[5] Holland's range of 1980s-inspired T-shirts displayed catchphrases such as, "I'll tell you who's boss, Kate Moss".

In September 2006 Holland designed a range of T-Shirts that were worn by both Gareth Pugh and Giles Deacon as they took their bow at the end of their runway shows during London Fashion Week. Gareth Pugh appeared to take a bow at the end of his show wearing a T-shirt emblazoned with the words "Get Yer Freak On Giles Deacon" while later in the week Giles Deacon wore a T-Shirt that had "Uhu Gareth Pugh" printed on it.

Holland subsequently designed a full collection and founded his own fashion house the "House of Holland" in 2008.[6] He is well known for his work with model Agyness Deyn.[7]

In 2009, Levi Strauss & Co debuted a denim collaboration with Holland.[8] Later in September 2009, Holland negotiated a deal with the British retailer, Debenhams, for the creation of a fashion line, "H! by Henry Holland"; the line was eventually sold in Debenhams stores from spring 2010.[9]

For Spring/Summer 2010 he designed a pink wedding dress exclusive to LA-based boutique REVOLVE Clothing under his House of Holland line. Holland's 2011 collection features a number of T-shirts that display acronyms such as "waysb", meaning, "what are you sayin' babes".

In May 2012, Holland's collaboration with sunglasses company, Le Specs, was released. The collection, entitled "Henry Holland for Le Specs", featured sunglass models with names such as "Muffin Top" and "Blinders".[10] The collection campaign featured Australian hip-hop recording artist and model Iggy Azalea.[11] Following the success of his first two eyewear campaigns starring Iggy Azalea and Ioanna Gika, Holland released his third eyewear campaign, this time featuring model and actress Adwoa Aboah. The range featured a design called 'Cagefighters'.[citation needed]

To mark Magnum's 25th birthday, Henry Holland has created a bespoke 1960s inspired dress complete with mimicked cracked chocolate made from layers of fabric and sequins. Holland follows in the footsteps of notable designers, including Karl Lagerfeld, who have also worked with the ice cream company. The dress took over three months to complete and is now worth around £5,000.[12]

Media appearancesEdit

In Autumn 2008 and Spring 2010, Holland co-presented T4's flagship fashion and music series, Frock Me, alongside Alexa Chung and Gemma Cairney.

In 2012 Holland starred as a judge on fashion design show Styled to Rock airing on Sky Living. The show, with Rihanna as executive producer took unknown British designers, giving them the opportunity to design for celebs such as Cheryl Cole, The Saturdays and Katy B. Henry's good friend and self named "muse" Nicola Roberts of Girls Aloud fame was also another judge on the show.

Celebrity clientsEdit

In February 2009, singer MIA wore his black-and-white, polka dot tulle mini-design while heavily pregnant at the 51st Grammy Awards. The design was from the House of Holland spring/summer 2009 collection.[13]

InfluencesEdit

Holland states that Nicola Roberts, of Girls Aloud fame, is his muse and heroine.[14]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Roue, Lucy (16 September 2017). "Q&A with Ramsbotton fashion designer Henry Holland ahead of London Fashion Week". men. Retrieved 3 September 2018.
  2. ^ "LCF Archive presents Sartorial Stories: In conversation with Henry Holland - London College of Fashion News". London College of Fashion News. 12 June 2017. Retrieved 3 September 2018.
  3. ^ Anastasiadi, Antonia (21 March 2011). "The Evolution of Henry Holland". Yuppie. Archived from the original on 4 July 2013. Retrieved 4 October 2012.
  4. ^ Anderson, James (9 July 2012). "Thriving Brits: Henry Holland". The Hunger. Retrieved 4 October 2012.
  5. ^ Deborah Linton (18 April 2011). "Ramsbottom designer Henry Holland sets the pace". Manchester Evening News. Retrieved 7 October 2012.
  6. ^ Keltner, Jane. "Designer Bio: Henry Holland". Teen Vogue. Condé Nast Publications. Retrieved 30 September 2012.
  7. ^ "Henry Holland's house of fun". The Daily Telegraph. Telegraph Media Group. 16 February 2008. Archived from the original on 11 May 2008. Retrieved 15 November 2012.
  8. ^ Tiffany Neal (30 August 2008). "Henry Holland makes more than just tees for Levi's". Stylelist. AOL Inc. Retrieved 30 September 2012.
  9. ^ Lauren Milligan (21 September 2009). "H! By Henry". Vogue. Conde Nast Digital. Retrieved 30 September 2012.
  10. ^ Janel Molton (9 May 2012). "MADE IN THE SHADE: Henry Holland For Le Specs". RevolverClothing.com. Eminent, Inc. Retrieved 7 October 2012.
  11. ^ "News - Entertainment, Music, Movies, Celebrity". MTV News.
  12. ^ "Magnum creates chocolate dresses for 25th anniversary". foodmanufacture.co.uk. Retrieved 3 September 2018.
  13. ^ Hilary Alexander (9 February 2009). "M. I. A: House of Holland stars at the Grammys". Telegraph. Archived from the original on 22 June 2012. Retrieved 30 September 2012.
  14. ^ Hayley (14 September 2010). "Henry and Nicola – Stylist Magazine Interview". nicola roberts. NicolaRoberts.co.uk. Retrieved 30 September 2012.

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