Henry Holland is quoted as “starting my entire business as a joke” but with a lifetime love of playful and flamboyant fashion it was only a matter of time before Holland hit the fashion scene with a punch. Counting Agyness Deyn as his best friend, One Direction's Harry Styles as a front row fan and Nicola Roberts as his muse, Holland burst onto the international stage with his tongue-in-cheek tees at London Fashion Week where designers Giles Deacon and Gareth Pugh wore Holland's respective tees to close their shows emblazoned with 'get your freak on Giles Deacon' and 'UHU Gareth Pugh.' As his House of Holland SS14 collection (which was inspired by Baz Luhrmann's 90s movie adaptation of Romeo & Juliet with the gorgeous Leonardo DiCaprio) launches at Donna Ida, we had a few questions to find out what makes Henry tick.
DONNA IDA: Where in the world are girls best dressed? What kind of style do you admire?
Henry Holland: 'London! I travel a lot with work and I love the quirks to peoples style in Asia but the mixing pot and diversity of cultures in London just means everything is here!'
DONNA IDA: Where is your hometown?
Henry Holland: 'Ramsbotttom – sorry about it!'
DONNA IDA: Where is your favourite place to unwind?
Henry Holland: 'My mums place in France it's an old chateau in the middle of nowhere!'
DONNA IDA: What’s on your iPod at the moment?
Henry Holland: Miley, Miley and some more Miley!
DONNA IDA: What’s your favourite food/restaurant?
Henry Holland: 'I love a good Chinese but my favourite restaurant has to be J Sheekey in London.'
DONNA IDA: Where do you like to shop?
Henry Holland: 'Liberty. It's just such a nice environment to bankrupt yourself and the buy in menswear is really great and my taste.'
DONNA IDA: Where’s your ultimate holiday destination?
Henry Holland: 'The Maldives was pretty special. Its rare for me to travel for actual holiday and not work… I'm off to India in a couple of months which I'm excited about too.'
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