“She’s a really tough, really hard and empowered woman,” claimed Henry Holland about his muse for this season. She’d have to be in order to manage and maneuver those heavily-layered looks he trotted out as his Fall 2019 collection. The styled layering was just one of the many flaws in this show, but this isn’t to say that it was a bad one. All in all, we thought it was just so-so; he’s had better and he’s definitely had worse. But it’s the fact that it’s unremarkable that might be this line’s downfall. When broken down, these looks do contain some interesting items. The first coat, for instance, in burnt orange and a fascinating check-like geometric print, is a great piece of outerwear that won’t only make you warm, but you’ll look hot too! A denim boilersuit speaks to the industrial chic movement that’s happening in the streetwear scene today. Other pieces, on the other hand, were better not seen and never heard of again. The garish hot pink silk shirt is one, as well as the asymmetric one-shoulder long-sleeved velvet top in dark teal, which had a weird print that looked like some sort of skin disease on acid. These were disgusting on so many levels that these are the last times we’ll ever speak of them! Here’s to hoping House of Holland delivers a better collection next season!
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