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SPRING / SUMMER COLLECTION 2014


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HOLLAND & HOLLAND

THE STORY OF INDIAN CRAFTSMANSHIP

When one thinks of the Maharajas and the ‘Days of the Raj’, the imagination is drawn to the Pink Palaces of Jaipur and the Lake Palace at Udiapur. A time when hunting was the rarest and most prestigious form of outdoor exercise indulged by Indian Royalty. It was a time of great opulence and exciting travel between India and Great Britain. It was during this period that Holland & Holland produced some of the most beautiful and decorated guns and rifles for the Maharajas of India. Elaborate gold engraving and precious jewels were often used to decorate these fine sporting guns. It was this highly detailed work that led me to India to discover the craftsmen of today. My travels led me to a meeting with Umang Hutheesing from Ahmedabad, whose design company creates finely crafted Indian outfits. Housed within the walls of the company’s headquarters, Hutheesing Havel is an extraordinary private collection of original clothing from the Maharaja era. This private collection inspired the collaboration with Holland & Holland to create exclusive one off pieces using Umang’s skilled craftsmen. This highly skilled handcraft involves embroidering delicate gold thread onto the finest cloth to create fantastic Indian dress wear. I was also intrigued by the symbolism engrained deep within Indian culture and was keen to reflect the significance of animals and birds in the collection. We have introduced this theme by taking original Indian designs and transforming them into patterns and prints. For instance, peacocks, which represent kindness, patience and fortune, appear on our luxurious silk waistcoats and a blouse for ladies. Tigers, symbolising power and energy provide the print for the ladies skirt and detailing on the mens shirts. Whilst elephants, signifying perfect wisdom, adorn the silk scarves and our quintessentially English silk bath robes. This collection is a celebration of a bygone era and all that it inspired. NIELS VAN ROOYEN CREATIVE DIRECTOR

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designed & made by UMANG HUTHEESING for HOLLAND & HOLLAND

Holland & Holland have collaborated with Hutheesing Design Company to create a series of one off pieces for this collection based on original Maharaja clothing designs. Hutheesing Design Company was established by Magganbhai Hutheesing in the year 1881 with an aim to provide continued employment to artisans and at the same time create design solutions of the highest standards for international audiences. It is managed by Umang Hutheesing, a direct descendant of Magganbhai Hutheesing. Umang has restored the Hutheesing studios to their pristine glory and his design company offers expertise ranging from style and dĂŠcor to jewellery and costume design. His knowledge of Indian culture is extensive and he owns the largest collection of Royal clothing in India.

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“A journey of a thousand miles must begin with a single step.” – Lao Tzu 10


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“Providence created the Maharajas to offer mankind a spectacle� - Rudyard Kipling 13


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"If there is one place on the face of earth where all the dreams of living men have found a home from the very earliest days when man began the dream of existence, it is India." - Romain Rolland

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“One’s destination is never a place, but a new way of seeing things.” – Henry Miller 19


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“To travel hopefully is a better thing than to arrive” – Robert Louis Stevenson 21


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“Travel, in the younger sort, is a part of education; in the elder, a part of experience.� - Francis Bacon 23


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“So far as I am able to judge, nothing has been left undone, either by man or nature, to make India the most extraordinary country that the sun visits on his rounds. Nothing seems to have been forgotten, nothing overlooked.� - Mark Twain

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HOLLAND & HOLLAND STORES

LONDON Holland & Holland 33 Bruton Street London W1J 6HH Tel: +44 (0)20 7499 4411

NEW YORK Holland & Holland 10 East 40th Street, Suite 1910 New York NY 10016 Tel: +1 212 752 7755

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Shop online at www.hollandandholland.com

HOLLAND & HOLLAND AUTHORISED RETAILERS HARRODS Fifth Floor 87-135 Brompton Road London, SW1X 7XL UK Tel: +44 (0)20 7730 1234 www.harrods.com

DEBOULLE 6821 Preston Road Dallas TX 75205 USA Tel: +1 214 522-2400 www.deboulle.com

Joh. Springer´s Erben Handels GmbH Weihburggasse 27 1010 Vienna AUSTRIA Tel: +43 1 512 77 32 www.springer-vienna.com

Hunting Lodge Rue de Genval, 40 B-1301 Bierges BELGIUM Tel: +32 2 633 37 32 www.HuntingLodge.be

Pletsers Bewellaan 4 3800 Sint-Truiden BELGIUM Tel: + 32 1 168 44 33 www.pletsers.be

Dellgren Jagfskydeskole Sophienholm Sophienhormvej 50 4340 Tollose DENMARK Tel: +45 2171 3171 www.jagtskydeskole.dk

Armurerie Jeannot 9 rue Louise Michel 92300 Paris-Levallois FRANCE Tel: +33 1 47 57 53 20 www.armureriejeannot.com

Gut Grambow Fieldsports Lange Straße 16 19071 Grambow GERMANY Tel: +49 385 6470577

F.G. van den Heuvel Hoge Nieuwstraat 36
 2514 EL Den Haag NETHERLANDS Tel: +31 (0)70 346 08 87 www.fgvandenheuvel.nl

Kolchuga 3 Varvarka Street Moscow 109012 RUSSIA Tel: +7 495 698 2962 www.kolchuga.ru

The Carnegie Club Skibo Castle Clashmore, Dornoch Sutherland IV25 3RQ SCOTLAND Tel: +44 (0)1862 894600 www.carnegieclubs.com

Ostriv Store 5 Entuziastov Street Kiev, 02154 UKRAINE Tel: +380 44 227 4422 www.ostriv-store.com.ua

Circle Seven Outpost & Provisions 100 Mannsdale Park Dr, Madison, MS USA Tel: +1 601-856-3131 www.circle7online.com

Covey & Nye 3556 Main St. Manchester Village, VT 05254 USA Tel: +1 802-549-4848 www.coveyandnye.com

Galazan Gunmakers 24 Sound View Dr Greenwich, Ct  06830 USA Tel: +1 203-661-1701 www.connecticutshotgun.com

J.E Cauthen and Sons 414 E. Main St, Fredricksburg, TX, 78624 USA Tel: +1 830-992-3306 www.jecauthen.com

Kevin’s Fine Outdoor Gear & Apparel 122 Plantation Oaks Drive Thomasville, Georgia 31792 USA Tel: +1 229-226-7766 www.kevinscatalog.com

Grady Ervin 313 King St, Charleston, SC 29401 USA Tel: +1 843-722-1776 www.gradyervin.com

Heimie’s Haberdashery 400 St Peter St., St. Paul, MN, 55102 USA Tel: +1 651-224-2354 www.heimies.com

www.gutgrambow-fieldsports.de

* The colour reproduction of the clothes is as close to reality as the printing process allows.

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USA

Finch & Partners Top Floor, 35 Heddon Street W1B 4BR UK Tel: +44 (0)20 7851 7140 Zeina@finchandpartners.com Fernanda@finchandpartners.com www.finchandpartners.com

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Spring/Summer Collection 2014