Agyness Deyn, supermodel extraordinaire did indeed turn up to walk in the Henry Holland show yesterday. She’s the designer Henry’s best friend but he said there had been no confirmation prior to the show. Well Ms Deyn did not disappoint. The crowd cheered as she strutted the catwalk to “I Wanna be a Supermodel” from Clueless!
Peaches and Pixie Geldof were front row chatting with Jamie Winstone. And Nicola from Girls Aloud and Erin O’Connor made repeat appearances. But perhaps the biggest shocker of all was Kanye West!
The show was punchy with bright colours and lots of stripes. In fact, everything was striped-suits, jumper dresses, trousers, fur coats, suits, tights and even shoes.
It was high energy and really fun to watch and the models “Vogue” poses provided light relief from a week of lifeless doll like models. All very tongue-in-cheek.
Certainly, this was not a serious, high fashion show. There can be no doubt that the connection with Agyness and the current London crop has added to the appeal of House of Holland but I think Henry knows this. There’s an air of irreverence about everything he does. Like he’s pushing his luck, winging it a bit and taking the piss.
Models were directed to swing hips and strike over-the-top poses. Even the choice of music seemed sarcastic. The best bit; I’m sure he’s down the pub laughing with his mates about the fact that everyone loves him right now and thinks he’s a genius. Some snaps from the show below-you can check his designs out for yourself…