[Images via Style.com]
Identifying the unifying aesthetics of House of Holland’s Fall-Winter 2009 collection is not a difficult task. Bright, white lines of varying width run horizontally across garments of even brighter hues. If I had to venture how Henry Holland chose his color palette, I’d guess he plunged his hand into a box of jellybeans and was inspired by the first five flavors he plucked out: blueberry, raspberry, pear, grape, and licorice. The colors of the collection are definitely a treat, yet when it comes to the clothes themselves, Holland’s collection is a mixed bag. He has the most success with his shirt-and-sweater combos and his body hugging dresses (especially in black!), which capture the geometric playfulness of his more extreme pieces while avoiding any and all muppet/harlequin associations.