It’s time to give your skin-tight wares a rest and opt for oversized silhouettes that complement any body type and lifestyle.
Harlan+Holden’s store at Power Plant Mall in Rockwell reveals the brand’s philosophy of creating clothes that evoke freedom, femininity and modernity.
“This fits the contemporary aesthetic of Adora,” says Adora founder Eman Pineda.
Veering toward fluidity rather than structure, Harlan+Holden offers comfortable yet sultry options that can be worn a number of ways.
“It is never just about the product, it is always both the merchandise (design) and the store service,” says Pineda.
As with Pineda’s brainchild Adora, Harlan+Holden strives for quality service with its knowledgeable staff.
The store façade, patterned after the mother company’s impressive stone frontage and interiors were designed by Anton Mendoza.
“Even with the boom of production outside of the Philippines, the design team and manufacturing are kept locally as this guarantees close monitoring of quality,” says Pineda.
The brand’s minimalist aesthetic and refreshing light hues (from neutrals to chalky pastels) also make it easy for women to mix and match and look elegantly sartorial.
Every collection features “featherweight and delicate materials requiring utmost care and handling, providing a sense of value.”
As clothes are displayed on unusual stick-thin (and towering) wooden mannequins, Pineda says: “Mostly lacking in the ‘hanger appeal,’ the clothes come alive only when worn by the woman.”
He adds: “The Harlan+Holden woman wants an aesthetic that is sophisticated yet unrestricting.”
Harlan+Holden is at Power Plant Mall, Rockwell Drive corner Estrella St., Rockwell Center, Makati City.