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With the grand opening of a t shirt dress with large font saying ‘FLICK YER BEAN FOR AGYNESS DEYN’ in flamboyant green on black, this was going to be a show to remember from the start. With an abundance of colour, sparkle, metallics, quilts, fur and denim, colour block and floral aspects stand out in the work of House of Holland as shown at the V&A Fashion in Motion. Giving off a psychodelic aura, all style eras were included in one way or another: 50’s inspired suits, 70’s inspired sequined, bubble gum pink, flared pants, 90’s denim and eccentric vibes from the 80’s. There was also aspects artistry such as the painted prints from the origin of Nepal and Egyptian hieroglyphics. Orange was a dominant colour and polka dots a returning element. This fashion show was literally fashion in motion, as one could see how fast fashion evolves yet that the distinctive items that seem so far apart connect.

Words: Watiri Murai

Pictures: © Victoria and Albert Museum, London

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