Fashion designer and creator of the internationally infamous slogan tees, Henry Holland, was born in Ramsbottom, Lancashire. After graduating from London College of Printing with a BA Journalism, he started producing his imaginative slogan tees in 2006 gaining a cult following of celebrities and fashionistas alike.
During London Fashion Week in 2006, as part of Fashion East, House of Holland presented a bona fide clothing collection entitled "One Trick Pony."
In February 2008, after two seasons showing with Fashion East, Henry held his first solo show and presented his "Passio Factionis" collection for winter 2008 which reaffirmed the designer's enthusiasm for creating fun and bold collections.
After gaining premium international stockists, House of Holland had earned its place as a serious fashion brand, with the famous slogan T-shirts still at the core of its identity.
In March 2010, Henry Holland was welcomed as the newest fashion designer at Debenhams. The H! by Henry Holland collection translates the House of Holland brand to the high street.
The range consists of fashion pieces which carry Henry's signature bold prints and bright colours, as well as exclusive bags and accessories.
Henry Holland personally launched the H! by Henry Holland collection in Debenhams Oxford Street, when a queue of fans formed around the store, eager to get their hands on the designer's first high street collection.
60 Seconds with Henry Holland
Style is about … a form of self expression, something to be enjoyed and should be playful and reflect your personality.
My personal style is… changing all the time.
My collection is… geek chic meets girl guide got lost.
I’m inspired by… women around me - friends, colleagues, family.
A woman looks great when… she feels confident and happy.
A man should always… look his best. Never save your best for best or you will never look your best.
My most treasured possession is…my collection of shoes.
If I weren’t a designer… I would be a writer. I might write a book anyway...
My top tip is… enjoy fashion! Have fun with style and don't take it too seriously.
H! by Henry Holland is available at Debenhams Shangri-La Plaza and Rustan’s Makati.
Click on the photo gallery to view some of his pieces.
Photography by Yayay De Castro
Styling by Nikki Santiago
Model: Irina of Elite Model Management
Makeup by Claire Diokno of Shu Uemura
Hair styling by Ricky Diokno of Kiehl's Stylist Series