After obtaining a first class BA with Honours in fashion & textiles at Middlesex University Holah set up the pioneering fashion label BodyMap with business partner Stevie Stewart in 1982. During the 80’s and 90’s we became costume designers for Michael Clark and Company.
BodyMap also designed clothing and prints for fashion brands including Goldie, Benetton and Fiorrucci. BodyMap was renowned for putting British fashion back on the map and is still referenced today by fashion magazines and historians.
Motivated by his protean nature Holah decided to diversify and pursue a career in art.
Holah achieved an MA in printmaking from Camberwell College of Art in 2006.
As an artist Holah has exhibited work in numerous shows, galleries and public spaces.
Holah continued to be a freelance designer in various fields notably designing a set of prints for Giles Deacon fashion show.
Holah currently works as a printmaking tutor in various colleges including Morley College and City Lit. He has worked on and devised courses that enable a diverse range of students to learn the various techniques of printmaking. With encouragement, Holah has watched learners grow and develop into potent printmakers, as his true passion is to assist people to realise their creative potential.