Oct 05, 2017 | By Carlene Thomas Bailey
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GRANNY TAKES A TRIP
London: Downtown darling Henry Holland has been outfitting pretty young things from New York to London for several seasons now, but this season his inspiration lay in the closet of a kitschy, kooky granny rather than a clubgoing it-girl. High necklines and below-the-knee silhouettes signified a departure for the British designer, who has kept crop tops and bodycon dresses on the map for quite a while. As usual though with House of Holland, the reference is filtered through a playfully exuberant lens; instead of looking crotchety or formal, vividly-charged oranges and pinks and a memorable granny-square ensemble lent a general feeling of exuberance.
Color: Chambray blue / Magenta / Tangerine orange / Rust / Electric pink / Navy / Camel
Key Items: Lace-trimmed slips / Belted jackets / Woven shirtdress / Pants and skirt suit sets / Below the knee skirts
Materials: Wool suiting / Silk / Leather / Waxed cotton canvas trench / Crochet afghan-blanket shawls
Print+ Pattern: Granny-squares / Madras and tartan plaids / Billiard ball print / Lettering on hosiery / Herringbone suiting / Nature-inspired bird print
Details + Trim: Pearl strand embellishments / Patent leather trim / Lace detailing
Accessories + Footwear: Referee-striped socks / Haircalf round-toe heels / Pearl earrings / Skinny belts
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