In lieu of regular paper invites, Henry Holland sent out old school audio tapes, printed with his show information, for Fall 2013. (The Manrepeller’s Leandra Medine and I wondered if they had any actual music on them but, alas, like every other show goer, we didn’t have access to a Walkman.)
It was the perfect introduction to a collection that was equal parts ’90s raver girl nostalgia, tongue-in-cheek kitsch, and modern street style bait.
The collection exploded with a series of bold psychedelic prints, in red and green, which harkened back to the ’70s (the decade of the season perhaps?).
We’re not sure what Holland was drinking when he designed the collection, but martinis might be a safe bet: Kitschy martini prints were a recurring motif in the collection–first appearing on a matching printed suit, and later on jeans and jewel encrusted sweaters. Some models even sported jeweled earrings in the shape of martini glasses. Those, like the jeweled eyewear, seemed like they were begging to be street style snapped. (Indeed I’m sure we’ll see them crop up on the more daring editors next season).
In the middle of all the quirky fun, though, were several versatile everyday pieces, such as a printed “Viva la Vibe” sweatshirt, and a printed moto jacket. Versatile–but, like everything in the show–so far from boring.