1982: formed Fashion Company Bodymap with partner Stevie Stewart.
1983: Bodymap won the Martini award for the most innovative designers of the year for the individual clothes show.
1984: Bodymap put on their first fashion show, the hottest show in town, attracting world press coverage. Bodymap won Chelsea Arts Ball award for best designers.Signed Licensing Deal with Isetan . Japan, Bodymap won costume of the year from Bath Museum of Costume.
1985: Bodymap represented Britain at the wool awards in New York. Bodymap held two fashion shows in Japan. Bodymap took part in Fashion Aid, Royal Albert Hall, LondonBody map outfits displayed worldwide including Victoria and Albert Museum, Australian National Gallery, Stockholm Museum Sweden.
1986: Nominated for BBC designer of the year. Bodymap invited to take part in the best of British at the British Embassy in Paris.
1987: Bodymap awarded the Bessie Award for their costumes for Michael Clark Dance Co.
1989: Bodymap opened their own retail outlet
Throughout the 1980's Bodymap designed costumes for Michael Clark Dance Co.
They also costumed commissioned pieces for Ballet Rambert and London Festival Ballet
In addition to designing for his own company Bodymap, David Holah also designed womenswear, childrenswear, swimwear and textile prints freelance for various companies World wide
Goldie and Goldie Junior (Goldschmied's Genius Group) Aqua Girl, Dimensione Danza, Benetton, Fiorucci in Italy.
Arabella Pollen and Rifat Ozbek in England and Itochu Fashion System in Japan
At the beginning of the 90's Bodymap closed. David continued to designed freelance
And became a visiting lecturer in art colleges in the south of England including St Martins college of Art, Middlesex University, Epsom Brighton and Barnet colleges.Throughout t the 90's David Holah began to work as a freelance stylist for commercials pop promos and artistes.