Designer, consultant, broadcaster, style icon and now podcast host (in association with Vestiaire Collective, of course), Henry Holland is the playful face of British fashion. We sat down with him to discuss his favourite fashion era, his dream fashion dinner and a little more about why he’s working with the Albert Kennedy Trust.
My favourite era is and always will be the ‘90s. I referenced it so many times in my collections and it was ALWAYS credited as being “80s style” - they are nuanced but there is a difference. I used to take a lot of references from movies and TV shows like Clueless, My So Called Life, and Empire Records. Liv Tyler in Empire Records and Cher Horowitz will forever be style icons in my eyes.
Alexander Wang because he’s always fun. Naomi Campbell because I want to ask her about the things she has seen. Marc Jacobs because he doesn’t take himself too seriously. Agyness Deyn because I always need a wing woman. And - if I’m allowed one more! - Dolly Parton because I want to see if the tattoo rumours are true, and there is no bigger icon.
The partnership fits perfectly with the message behind the podcast. I want people to reconnect to the joy that clothes and fashion bring in our lives, and how important a tool they are in expressing ourselves. Vestiaire Collective represents that, and allows people to share not just their clothes but the stories and memories that were made while wearing them.
I've worked with AKT for a few years and last year I was made a Patron. I’m such a fan of the team and also the work that they do. I find it shocking that people are still at risk of being homeless because of their sexuality as I had such a supportive and welcoming family so I feel really passionate about helping support anyone who doesn’t have the luxury of such an experience.