Henry Holland, Fashion Designer

Henry Holland's Saints:

  • The North: For Lancashire born Holland, home is a state of mind.
  • Smash Hits, the now defunct British teen magazine that shone for generations as a beacon of bright, playful pop culture.
  • Agyness Deyn, the childhood friend and fashion world accomplice who's made an elegant jump from the catwalk to the big screen.
  • Documentary photographer and fellow Northerner, Martin Parr.
  • Sir Paul Smith, the Don of British fashion.

Henry Holland crashed into the fashion industry in his early twenties with a bag of T-shirts and no training. A rookie fashion writer, he switched from pitching feature ideas to editors to showing a catwalk collection at London Fashion Week within a matter of months.

Over the last ten years Henry’s gone on to build a hugely successful independent British fashion label. Saints of Somewhere caught up with him at House of Holland HQ in Hackney to talk about that success but also to try and eek out of him quite how he’s resisted a lot of the cynicism and hype that characterises certain parts of the industry. We chat about overcoming snobbery, not taking fashion too seriously and why he’ll always enjoy a selfie with the likes of Kim Kardashian.


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