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All the Fresh, Neutral Pieces From Harlan + Holden's New Collection That You'll Want to Buy

We also got to talk to Harlan + Holden's Creative Director, Alessandra Facchinetti.
All the Fresh, Neutral Pieces From Harlan + Holden's New Collection That You'll Want to Buy
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We also got to talk to Harlan + Holden's Creative Director, Alessandra Facchinetti.

We're in an age where the trend cycle is shorter than ever. The turnover of "it" pieces can be as fast and hectic as an arcade, thanks to the curated parades of Instagram and TikTok. Busy microtrends, (patchwork, checkerboard prints, '70s halter tops, etc.,) are definitely fun to dive into, but, given the speed at which fads fall through, having a closet full of hyperpieces and niche garments is comparable to standing on quicksand. 

This is the backdrop against which Harlan + Holden emerges. The relatively new Filipino-founded brand is a hub for garments that are minimal, thoughtfully constructed, and engineered to withstand quickshifting trends and occasions. Just today, July 22, they launched their newest collection, Harlan 02, which is the exact embodiment of that principle. 

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Their Creative Director, celebrated Italian designer Alessandra Facchinetti, articulated the heart of the brand quite well during an exclusive interview with Preview. "We're building something that is a little bit more on track in terms of construction, details, functionality, and you really create a uniform [from it]," she said. "We are not focused on hero pieces, but we are focused on the right pieces we can really dress [ourselves in] all week. We have a strong point of view on versatility, comfort, and on top of that, we are focused on the delivery of pieces that you can wear differently." 

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If there's anyone qualified to talk about distilling design into something foundationally elegant, functional, and aesthetically pure, it's Alessandra Facchinetti. The seasoned designer has decades-long experience working with esteemed luxury houses such as Valentino, Miu Miu, Tod's, and Gucci. She now helms Harlan + Holden, which was founded by Filipino fashion entrepreneur Emmanuel Pineda in 2015. From designing for western ateliers with easily distinguishable aesthetics, she now spends her time designing "basic" clothes with a proud commitment to comfort and ease. 

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"The real big inspiration comes from our [lives]," she said, describing the new collection. "Our moments, the way we live—I'm so focused on it.

"Definitely it's basic, but at the same time there is a twist that comes from probably experience, and I want try to translate it into something we'd love to wear and buy," she said.

This is her first foray into the Asian market, which she considers a challenge that she welcomes with open arms. Her love for travelling inspired her to tap into intertextual designs, which are reflected her designs for Harlan 02. The clothes reflect typically Asian design sensibilities: sculpturally loose silhouettes, boxy cuts, hushed colors. Alessandra called it "lifestyle clothing."

"It's very fresh and easy to wear, and that's the point. Talking about the proportions, there are very different items, but at the same time, they are very easy to mix. This is something I take care of a lot. It's not about having one silhouette of the season, but it's focused on the right pieces, that, even if they are different from each other, you can easily wear them all throughout the week," she said. 

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"It's not about [making] a seasonal project. It's about [making] a trans-seasonal project that goes through different parts of the world with different needs. This is something very contemporary," she added. 

In a highly curated and overperformative world, intelligently simple designs are often overlooked, which is a shame. Every wardrobe needs balanced silhouettes that will never go out of style, or, in Alessandra's words, "basics that we will never grow tired of", and this is exactly what the new Harlan 02 collection provides. 

Here are all the items from Harlan + Holden's Harlan 02 Collection: 

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Spliced round top, P3950, HARLAN + HOLDEN

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Relaxed pique polo, P3950, HARLAN + HOLDEN

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Mock blouson top, P4950, HARLAN + HOLDEN

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Scoop gather top, P1950, HARLAN + HOLDEN

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Strap fluid top, P1950,  HARLAN + HOLDEN

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Pleat blouson top, P3950, HARLAN + HOLDEN

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Puff sleeves top, P3950, HARLAN + HOLDEN

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Boxy extended tee, P1950, HARLAN + HOLDEN

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Extended gather top, P2950, HARLAN + HOLDEN

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Notch bib top, P2950, HARLAN + HOLDEN

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Light drill pants, P4950, HARLAN + HOLDEN

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Light boxy top, P3950, HARLAN + HOLDEN

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Fluid a-line dress, P2950, HARLAN + HOLDEN

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Back blouson shirtdress,  P3950, HARLAN + HOLDEN

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Dolman notch dress, P4950, HARLAN + HOLDEN

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Extended pleat dress, P4950, HARLAN + HOLDEN

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Round sleeve dress, P4950, HARLAN + HOLDEN

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One step a-line dress, P4950, HARLAN + HOLDEN

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Tee panel dress, P2950, HARLAN + HOLDEN

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Yoke cuts dress, P3950, HARLAN + HOLDEN

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Raglan boxy jacket, P5950, HARLAN + HOLDEN

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Asymmetric slit skirt, P3950, HARLAN + HOLDEN

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Bell jersey skirt, P3950, HARLAN + HOLDEN

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Relaxed cigarette pants, P3950, HARLAN + HOLDEN

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Light drill pants, P4950, HARLAN + HOLDEN

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Skinny cigarette pants, P2950, HARLAN + HOLDEN

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Wide cotton shorts, P2450, HARLAN + HOLDEN

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Crop drill pants, P2950, HARLAN + HOLDEN

You may shop the Harlan 02 collection on the Harlan + Holden website

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