Friday, 12 February 2010
NEWS FROM BLACKBERRY
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.
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The House of Holland BlackBerry app can be downloaded from BlackBerry app world or www.houseofholland/blackberry.
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Frank PR on 020 7693 6999