HENRY’S TOP KNITWEAR TIPS
DESIGNER Henry Holland, right, has collaborated with Debenhams for a decade now producing affordable womenswear collections, in addition to the high-end offerings of his eponymous label.
As his new Knit Happens range lands at the department store, the 35-year-old reveals his ultimate knitwear rules...
THINK ABOUT WHAT YOU’RE WEARING UNDERNEATH
THERE’S nothing worse than being too hot and not being able to take your jumper off because what you’ve got underneath has got spaghetti stains down it.
So I would say layer it, and make sure that you’re prepared to get a bit hot.
STYLE A JUMPER WITH A SKIRT
WE did three pleated midi skirts
[in the Knit
Happens collection] that were created to pair with the knitwear so I would definitely style it with one of those.
I just think it gives a really nice silhouette that’s really easy and ageless and it’s a really easy outfit to put together – and it’s a bit different to a pair of jeans and a jumper. H! by Henry Holland purple metallic pleated midi skirt £40
BIGGER IS BETTER
THE jumpers in the collection are quite oversized, that’s partly why we paired them with something like the midi skirts because it’s that long, loose silhouette that’s in everyone’s collections at the moment.
Everything feels more louche and a bit less uptight. I think everyone’s feeling the pressure with lots of things [in the world] and would rather just dress a bit more like ‘leave me alone’.
TAKE INSPIRATION FROM HOLLAND’S FAMOUS FRIENDS
ALEXA [Chung] always has amazing knitwear, out of my friends she is a big fan of knitwear, she’s got some amazing knits in her collection as well. I DO wear a lot of knitwear, although it does tend to get stuck in my beard.
It’s quite annoying sometimes, you can spend all day at work and then you get home and you’ve got a hairball at the bottom of your chin or a bit sticking on your lip that you can’t seem to get rid of! Alexa Chung
5 WATCH OUT FOR FLUFFBALLS
H! by Henry Holland blue zebra print jumper £35
■ The H! by Henry Holland
Knit Happens collection is available now at Debenhams.
■ Emma Johnson returns next week.
H! by Henry Holland multi-coloured air Isle print eyelash jumper £40
H! by Henry Holland pink animal print jumper £35