BlackBerry Takes to the Runway for London Fashion Week with the House of Holland App for BlackBerry Smartphones

By Kevin Michaluk on 20 Feb 2010 09:10 am EST
0
loading...
2
loading...
0
loading...
House of Holland 

This is pretty cool, especially for all of the fashionistas out there in CrackBerry Nation. BlackBerry is breaking new ground in the world of high fashion today as it marks the first time consumers can buy direct while sitting in the front row while they watch new designs come down the runway. It's going down at the House of Holland show at London Fashion week kicking off today at 4:45pm. Catch the press release below for details and download link. Celebrities and the fashion industry as a whole tend to LOVE BlackBerry Smartphones, so I would expect we'll see more of this BlackBerry involvement within the fashion industry in the months and years ahead.

Press Release

SHOP FROM THE FRONT ROW FOR THE FIRST TIME WITH THE HOUSE OF HOLLAND APP FOR BLACKBERRY SMARTPHONES

Pioneering app for BlackBerry Smartphones allows customers to buy House of Holland designs as they hit the runway

House of Holland is delighted to announce the launch of its bespoke app for BlackBerry Smartphones that will allow customers to buy pieces direct from the runway as they are shown at London Fashion Week on 20th February.

BlackBerry users will exclusively be able to order from the eight piece House of Holland slogan t-shirt collection by downloading the app from www.houseofholland.co.uk/blackberry or BlackBerry app world. This marks the first time consumers have been able to own a piece of the runway collection by ordering through mobile technology ahead of its retail launch in the Autumn.

As one of London's most forward thinking young designers, Henry Holland is known for pushing the boundaries of fashion. The launch of his House of Holland app for BlackBerry smartphones will further cement his reputation for innovation and ensure that his Autumn/Winter 2010 show is one of the most technologically advanced events London Fashion Week has seen.

Henry Holland says: ‘I have always been a huge fan of BlackBerry and love the fact that we are making fashion more accessible and immediate to consumers through our exclusive app. As fashion becomes increasingly digitally-focused it's extremely exciting to place House of Holland at the forefront of the revolution.'

At the show, House of Holland will also be live Tweeting shots of the catwalk and front row via BlackBerry to Henry Holland's followers on Twitter (www.twitter.com/henryholland). A limited edition collection of BlackBerry back plates - embossed with designs from the Autumn/Winter 2010 collection - will also be available to buy at The Carphone Warehouse concession in Selfridges. Finally, a House of Holland Theme will be available to download from BlackBerry app world, also from 20th February, allowing consumers to fully integrate House of Holland into their BlackBerry experience.

BlackBerry is the official handset partner of London Fashion Week. Henry Holland shows the 7th House of Holland collection at London Fashion Week on Saturday 20th February at 4.45pm.

8 comments

Bla1ze

$110 for a T-Shirt, lol. I don't think I'll do much shopping at HOH.

Kevin Michaluk

gotta dress for success bla1ze! think of it as an investment. :)

ilovemileyyy

that's one interesting get-up.

mijinkiyo

Fashion hmm? My dogs sweater has more fashion... but what do I know.

periwinklemoon

Not a fashionista myself. (It's too costly a hobby. With the exception of purses. Designer purses are my weakness. Well, that and all things Berry. ;)

Other designers will probably follow suit before long. Being of the female persuasion, the way many ladies' minds work I'd bet this will be one hot app among the fashion forward crowd, especially if a variety of designers offered the same. Actually there's a gent or two I know who would be all over it, but it's not the clothing on the runway they'd be checking out. ;)

ranonranonarat

I don't see why not. With bloggers getting invited to the front row at runway shows, they're moving it to another platform by using smartphones to play up their game. even popular magazines like monocle did a collaboration with the bold 9000(i think) to produce an amazing creation. Endless possibilities with your berry!

ulmerj79#CB

Stevie Wonder was a fashion designer.