Henry Holland’s fashion label goes into administration

Henry Holland’s fashion label House of Holland has gone into administration. The British designer, who gained attention for his T-shirts bearing rhyming slogans such as “I’ll Tell You Who’s Boss Kate Moss”, had been searching for investors for his fas…

Henry Holland’s fashion label House of Holland has gone into administration.

The British designer, who gained attention for his T-shirts bearing rhyming slogans such as “I’ll Tell You Who’s Boss Kate Moss”, had been searching for investors for his fashion label, which he founded in 2008, after battling “difficult trading pressures”. He has now called in the administrators.

“House of Holland rose to prominence as a forward-thinking British label, with its signature slogan T-shirts and collaborations with a number of high street brands,” said Will Wright, a partner at KPMG and the joint administrator, in a statement, according to The Guardian. “However, with apparel experiencing the same difficult trading pressures as others across the U.K. retail market, the company needed to raise additional investment in order for it to continue.”

The administrators plan to continue the business via the House of Holland website while they find new investors to protect the future of the brand.

The news comes shortly after Holland announced he was stepping down from his own label at the end of February.

“After the most incredible ride, my journey at the helm of House of Holland has come to an end,” the 36-year-old said in a statement. “No one could have predicted the success that we would achieve and the fun we would have. I want to thank everyone who has supported me to this point, most importantly my team who have worked tirelessly throughout. I will forever be indebted to them and the industry for embracing House of Holland and everything we stand for.”

Holland added that while he was sad to be closing that chapter of his life, he was excited to pursue a career as an independent brand consultant.

House of Holland began in 2008 as a PayPal link on Holland’s Myspace page when he was still the fashion editor of teen magazines. His range of slogan T-shirts were popularised by his childhood friend, model Agyness Deyn, and promoted by his famous pals such as Alexa Chung and Daisy Lowe. He also had a long-running collaboration with U.K. department store Debenhams, which is believed to have come to end last year just before it went into administration itself.

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Liam Payne and Luke Evans among stars to front Christmas jumper campaign

Liam Payne, Luke Evans and Kate Moss are among the stars fronting the 2018 Save the Children’s Christmas jumper campaign.Britain’s annual Christmas Jumper Day falls on 14 December, with the public encouraged to don a festive top in order to raise mon…

Liam Payne, Luke Evans and Kate Moss are among the stars fronting the 2018 Save the Children’s Christmas jumper campaign.

Britain’s annual Christmas Jumper Day falls on 14 December, with the public encouraged to don a festive top in order to raise money for the children’s charity.

It marks the seventh time the event has taken place, and keeping up the tradition of making it a showbiz affair, a host of A-listers have been tapped to promote the initiative.

Models David Gandy, Daisy Lowe and Erin O’Connor, Olympian Sir Mo Farah, actors Annabelle Wallis, Eddie Marsan and Eiza Gonzalez, and rapper and Game of Thrones star Raleigh Ritchie are also a part of this year’s campaign.

Shot by Greg Williams, the stars pose in a variety of Christmas jumpers designed by Selfish Mother, which are available to buy now. The brand also created the 2017 offerings.

This year’s designs come in black or red versions of the sweaters, and feature either the word Peace, Hope, Love or Joy written on the front in block gold lettering. All come with a £55 ($72) price tag, with 50 per cent of proceeds donated to help children in the world’s toughest countries. Sharing Greg’s photography on his own Instagram page, The Hobbit star Luke wrote: “When I visited slum communities in India, I was truly shocked by the extreme levels of poverty that children are forced to live in. It was there that I witnessed first-hand the difference @SaveChildrenUK is making to children’s lives by helping give them better access to education. Please join me in supporting @SaveChildrenUK by wearing the @SelfishMother LOVE sweatshirt on Friday 14th December #ChristmasJumperDay.”

Peaky Blinders actress Annabelle also shared a message.

“You can make the world better with a sweater this Christmas! Get the PEACE or the JOY sweatshirt (or both! Like me!) or one of the other @SelfishMother sweaters from the @TheFMLYstore,” she wrote.

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