In the light of the recurring rays of sunshine and gusts of warm wind, I recently discovered that I was missing an essential item from my wardrobe and to my dismay, any hope remained in the form of snapped frames and cracked lenses. My sunglasses, from my few treasured vintage pairs to cheap plastic ones, were all broken.
Ever since I saw the previews uploaded on my 5 by 5cm Instagram feed, I have been keeping a close eye on the House of Holland Eyewear collection.
Henry Holland’s bizarre style has always caught my attention, especially with his Pretty Polly tights back when I was in London. When I heard about his sunglass collection, I admit I was a little bit excited.
And just as expected, the collection is kooky and fun as the Holland himself. With local Australian hip hop artist, Iggy Azalea as the face of the collection, the range screams attitude and personality from a mile away – just the way I like my accessories: loud and proud.
These frames aren’t your typical aviators, wayfarers or teashades. They have style, they have character and are unique from every angle. They have that oomph that lacks in traditional eyewear.
Patterns, pastels, angular shapes and printed words in the frames, such as ‘Cross my heart and hope to die, stick a needle in my eye’ (my personal favourite) come together in the form of eyewear to form an utterly unique and unmissable collection.
Eccentric sunglass styles such as ‘Eyebrows’ for the men and ‘Eyelashes’ for the women that feature “adjustable brows and lashes that can be changed to suit any mood” inject a bit of fashionable fun into your eyewear.
This edgy collection taps into the eyewear market in a fresh, fun and quirky manner that makes you want to grab your kicks and drop it like it’s hot.
The Henry Holland Eyewear Collection is available at leading department stores, fashion boutiques and sunglass specialty stores across Australia.