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London: There’s no denying that Henry Holland has accomplished quite a bit in his short yet prolific career, so much that its hard to remember he’s only 26 years old — until you take a look at the clothes, that is. His graphic tees in particular (which have boasted creative LOL-speak anagram messages such as DFW, short for “down for whatever”) squarely place him at the pulse of internet-obsessed Generation Y, as does his revolutionary Blackberry app, which allows fans to purchase looks right off the runway, ahead of retail deliveries. As usual, Holland, who is often spotted wearing versions of his runway looks, stuck with a few themes that he uses across all items. In past years it was a Pantone strip, or a mix of florals and dots; this season it was an enlarged bandanna motif that was combined with collegiate stripes and lettering. A light, milky palette was fresh for House of Holland, which has formerly relied on saturated primaries and electric neons. But despite the subdued color story, the clothes were as in-your-face as ever, with many of them sporting asymmetrical necklines, heavy-duty stripes and a healthy helping of leather. Chain-patterned socks, bandanna hair-ties and swinging statement earrings topped off the Brit-girl-does-New York look that Holland does like no one else.

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