Henry Holland: 'I don't think I'll ever be happy'
Henry Holland believes he will never be satisfied by his success.
The 32-year-old designer behind the eponymous House of Holland brand likes to push himself and his abilities.
"I don’t think I’ll ever be happy," he told HuffingtonPost.com. "I’ll never be like oh tick, we’ve done that now, we’ve achieved everything we need to achieve. I don’t think there’s ever a point where that happens. There’s always more to achieve, no?"
Holland gained attention with his bold, 1980s-inspired T-shirts that displayed catchphrases such as, "I'll tell you who's boss, Kate Moss" in the 2000s.
He subsequently designed a full collection, founded his own fashion house and moved into eyewear. Next, he has an upcoming denim capsule collection with Lee Jeans.
But with no formal training, the Ramsbottom-born designer admits that at the start of his career he didn't even want his own business.
"All you do is work, you don’t have a weekend," he commented. "Then by the time I was 22 I’d done it."
But Holland remains adamant that it's his solid ethics and passion for his work which is the key to his success and is keen to prove the naysayers wrong.
"There was a real period in my career where people didn’t really think that I should be doing what I was doing. I just worked my arse off to try and prove them wrong," said Holland.
Last month (Feb16), House of Holland returned to London Fashion Week with a bang.
Holland's Autumn/Winter 2016 collection featured clothes for the ultimate party girl.
The designer was inspired by 1920s flapper dresses and 1970s 'groupies' and presented a line of fun dresses that featured glittering tassels, striped ankle boots and fur coats with huge polka dots.