Travelator catwalk carries models around
House of Holland fashion show

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Models wearing hazard-striped garments stood still as conveyor belts transported them past guests at House of Holland's London Fashion Week presentation (+ slideshow).

House of Holland AW15 London Fashion Week

The travelator-style runway was used to showcase the Autumn Winter 2015 collection from British designer Henry Holland's label during the show on Saturday.



House of Holland AW15 London Fashion Week

Yellow and black stripes marked the edges of the moving catwalk, which carried the models along three tracks that formed a U-shaped in the space at the University of Westminster, with audience members sat either side.

House of Holland AW15 London Fashion Week

The hazard-tape motif was also used across the clothes in Holland's collection, titled Uptown Urchins.

House of Holland AW15 London Fashion Week

Also presented in red-and-white and blue-and-white, the stripes were used in panels perpendicular to each other for shirts and in sections arranged at oblique angles for dresses.

House of Holland AW15 London Fashion Week

Large checks were used at various scales, either in tones of pink or as rubber panels appliquéd to sheer fabric.

House of Holland AW15 London Fashion Week

Bomber jackets and cropped sweaters in quilted satin continued the blush-coloured palette, while jackets and knits shown later in the presentation featured dark blue hues.

House of Holland AW15 London Fashion Week

Combining these colours, a range of tartans – commonly used in Holland's designs – were applied in combinations to create patchwork garments that Holland described as "loose, oversized and co-ordinated".

House of Holland AW15 London Fashion Week

"Tough", "kinky" and "put together" were also used by the designer to describe the collection, referring to his black rubber waistbands and latex trousers.

House of Holland AW15 London Fashion Week

Holland also formed voluminous dresses from Mongolian sheepskin, which was dyed to create colourful chevrons.

House of Holland AW15 London Fashion Week

Outfits were accessorised with black neckerchiefs and glossy boots, completing the "trustafarian street urchin" look intended by Holland.

House of Holland AW15 London Fashion Week

Concluding today, this season's London Fashion Week also featured a spiky pink foam catwalk at Mary Katrantzou's show, while Gareth Pugh's return to the city was hosted in the V&A museum's Raphael Gallery.

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  • Dylan Milne

    Clothing is supposed to move, taking movement away degrades the catwalk experience and its effectivity as a whole.

  • R2D2

    Wow that looks stupid!

  • douglas montgomery

    Innovative twist on the usual spectacle of catwalk. Good to see someone trying something clever and novel, and it garners attention for the designer in a market annually saturated with practitioners and new graduates.

    What’s to hate about this? Good work.

    • Jean Claude

      Nothing innovative, Chanel did it first back in 1997…

    • Melbournite

      Alexander McQueen’s shows were truly innovative – the car-making robot, the hologram… This idea is a bit modest by comparison.

  • Jean Claude

    Chanel did it first in s/s 1997, there´s nothing new in using a conveyor belt: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sa4ygifzU_g

  • Drew

    Problem is, he’s just not very good.