Stripes Are Still Very Much A Thing, Thanks To House Of Holland

From burnt orange to bright red, this was all about going bold.

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Telling you 'stripes' are, once again, a trend is a little like telling it's probably a good idea to get dressed in the morning. Let's be honest, stripes are basically neutrals at this point.

But, here's the thing: the waves at House of Holland's show last night went far beyond the classic navy-and-white nautical ones we all know and love.

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From burnt orange to bright red, by way of multi-coloured rainbows, this was all about being bold.

Designer Henry Holland also threw the 'pointing in one direction' rule out the window: his 32-look collection saw lines zig-zag across wool jumpers, down flared denim, up crepe-de-chine dresses, high shine fanny packs, and super-roomy silk shirts. Horizontal, vertical, asymmetric - these stripes zoomed off in every direction.

Fittingly, considering the set was a pirate ship, the opening look of the spring summer 2018 collection was a white hoodie printed with the words 'Original Pirate Material' that was worn with an wave-printed skirt, high socks and green sandals.

Holland named the entire collection after Mike Skinner (aka The Streets)'s 2002 masterpiece Original Pirate Material and sent models, including muse-of-the-moment Duckie Thot, down the runway to 90s rave tunes.

Alexa Chung sat front row (of course) sandwiched between Pixie Geldof and Harley Viera-Newton, with Nick Grimshaw bringing up the rear, as they whooped and cheered their friend's show.

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Though the girls walked out in Devoré velvet, tailored sportswear and bumbags swung under their arms, Alexa's beguiling outfit was also a major attraction. Following on from New York Fashion Week's incredibly simple jeans and combo trend (hi Victoria Beckham), the model wore a leather blouse from J.W. Anderson (which costs a cool £1,280) tucked into dark denim trousers and black patent boots.

So even if you're not into the whole striped thing, you can thank Alexa for sorting your winter wardrobe out.

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