Archives for Henry Holland

Graduate Fashion Foundation Holds Reception at the Houses of Parliament

LAST month the Graduate Fashion Foundation, the charity behind Graduate Fashion Week, collaborated with UK Fashion & Textiles Association (UKFT) to host a reception at the Houses of Parliament. The event showcased a selection of award-winning graduate work and introduced young designers to fashion industry leaders.

Graduate Abisola Akanni with her work. Photograph courtesy: Stefan Jakubowski

Attendees included established designers, Company CEOs, Directors, Buyers, HR and PR teams and a selection of VIP guests, as well as representatives from organisations such as the British Fashion Council, Business of Fashion and Central Saint Martins.

The charity’s sponsors and Trustees were also present alongside Global Ambassadors Henry Holland, Holly Fulton, Mandi Lennard, Caryn Franklin MBE, Ian R Webb and Gareth Pugh.

Claire Tagg and Caryn Franklin MBE. Photograph courtesy: Stefan Jakubowski

The reception was opened by host Damian Collins, MP, Chairman of The Culture, Media and Sports Committee. Further speeches by Hilary Alexander OBE, the charity’s Industry Trustee, Nigel Lugg, Chairman of UKFT, and Mark Newton-Jones, the charity’s chairman and CEO of Mothercare outlined the positive impact of the charity and Graduate Fashion Week on graduate’s careers. They further highlighted the importance of its key sponsors Swarovski, Marks & Spencer, Tu at Sainsbury’s, Clarks and Smartfocus.

Gareth Pugh at the Houses of Parliament event. Photograph courtesy: Nicholas Kristiansen

Guests at the Houses of Parliament event. Photograph courtesy: Nicholas Kristiansen

Mark also announced the launch of the Graduate Fashion Week Protégé Project, a mentoring scheme designed to support a selection of graduates for two years after the completion of their degrees, as well as a new series of masterclasses in collaboration with partner universities.

by Rosie Byers

Fashion Films to be Showcased at LFWM 2017

THE provisional schedule for London Fashion Week Men’s (LFWM) 2017 has been announced with Roland Mouret returning to showcase his new collection and set to include additions such as Ports 1961 and Chinese designer Haizhen Wang. This year’s LFWM Fashion Film allows upcoming designers from across the UK to visually put on display one of their collections.

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The recipients for February’s Fashion Film exhibition in association with River Island will give each designer the opportunity to display their collections on a visual platform at LFWM 2017. Among those supported by the project are Agi and Sam x The Woodmark Company, who will present their film which has been funded by the British Fashion Council (BFC). Other brands set to showcase their work include jewellery designer Alan Crocetti who will take up the guest slot and fashion brand Tourne de Transmission.

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Since the launch of the Fashion Film project, River Island has enabled the BFC to provide support and funds for up to eight designer films a year with previous winners including Jonathan Saunders and Henry Holland.

by Alice Fiancet

The screening is set to take place on January 6 at LFWM 2017.

V&A Celebrates House of Holland’s 10th Anniversary

AS part of its Fashion in Motion series, the V&A will host a retrospective runway show celebrating the 10-year anniversary of the House of Holland. Four catwalk shows will be staged in the Raphael Gallery this month which will showcase a carefully curated selection of pieces from across the brand’s decade-long history – pieces such as the infamous slogan t-shirts that first bought Henry Holland to the attention of the sartorial industry back in 2006, the tartan eyepatch that featured in his 2008 collection, his raving grandma inspired AW11 line, as well as looks from the designer’s more recent shows.

House of Holland AW08© House of Holland

A temporary store, retailing special decennary editions of the label’s foundational slogan t-shirts will also be available on the day.

House of Holland SS17 © House of Holland

Vibrant, playful and bold, the House of Holland encapsulates the somewhat audacious character of the London girl and the brand – now in its thirteenth season – has successfully established its presence on the international scene, helping in turn to solidify the distinctly colourful, rebellious nature of British fashion and strengthen its place in the global market.

House of Holland AW16© House of Holland


by Hannah Bergin

Tickets will be available to book from 10.00 on October 10 by visiting here
The 15.00 show will be live streamed via here

Four catwalk show will be staged in the Raphael Gallery on October 21. Admission is free.