fear and loafing...
I dont get time to read much these days but the first time I do, I am long long overdue for another read at Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas. Genius book and glorious Ralph Steadman illustrations that add wonderfully to the whole feel of the thing.
This week Henry Holland showcased his spring summer Fear and Loafing 2016 collection at Collins Music Hall.
An army of gonzo girls walked the runway transfixed by the louche world of Vegas in the early 70s seen through the eyes and altered mind of Hunter S.Thompson. Paying homage to the hallucinatory grotesques interiors of the 1998 cult film, psyschedellic, trippy and eccentric melting two-tone jacquard, patchwork leather, suede and hair-calf outerwear tropical safari print separates in textured bark cloth and embellised ‘fly net’ mesh lace.
The collection also featured a technology first!
House of Holland partnered with Visa Europe to integrate payments into the catwalk showcase and offer a glimpse into what the future of fashion retail may hold. I've heard of fast fashion but actually being able to buy what's walking the runway in front of you is like the future come to life.
I don't know about you but I would never trust myself that much. Caught up in the excitement of the show, I 'm willing to bet I would spend money I don't have.
You're a cheeky monkey Henry...