House of Holland, AW11, London.
The use of crochet in both the recent House of Holland and the collection by Christopher Kane makes a perfect example of just how differently two designers can use one reference.
For Henry Holland it was very much a case of bright colours, and abstracting the pattern onto silk, which pushed the traditional crochet squares towards a kaleidoscope effect. In contrast, Christopher Kane toughened the crochet up by muting the colours and etching it onto leather or possibly a vinyl of some sort.
House of Holland, AW11.
Christopher Kane, AW11, London.