Curious what Topshop has in store for you for upcoming fall/winter? Look no further. View Topshop’s newest collection that hits the stores on the 5th of July right here on StyleLab!
The collection is divided into 3 parts with each it’s own source of inspiration: (the pics are in no particular order)
‘The Outsiders‘ collection features “the best of Britain’s heritage pieces and deconstructs them to create a modern feel.”
“TRADITIONAL FABRICS ARE PUT INTO NEW AND UNEXPECTED SHAPES; WORSTED, PLAID, TWEED AND DENSE MELTON ARE GIVEN A TWIST IN CUT OR DETAILING. A NAVAL INFLUENCE KEEPS THE LOOK FRESH, MIXING MILITARY INSIGNIA, BADGES OF HONOUR AND SEA CADET FLOURISHES. ELEMENTS OF HUNTING, SHOOTING AND FISHING PERVADE THIS TREND; THE JODPHUR AND THE EQUESTRIAN STYLE JACKET ARE KEY, AND PRINTS TAKE INSPIRATION FROM BIRDWATCHING. BARBOUR JACKETS ARE REWORKED, PARKAS HAVE FAKE FUR COLLARS AND TRIMS, AND THE PEA COAT IS UPDATED WITH A KICK FLARE SILHOUETTE. ARAN AND GUERNSEY KNITS ARE OVER-SIZED AND HAVE A BOYFRIEND FEEL. OUTERWEAR IS KEY: A KHAKI CAPE HAS SHEEPSKIN DETAILING AND UNFINISHED EDGING, A TOUGH OLIVE LEATHER COAT IS LINED WITH SHEEPSKIN, AND A NAVY WOOL CAPE WITH TOGGLES HAS A CHECKED LINING. WAXED FABRIC APPEARS ON BAGS, STRAPS AND COATS, AND WADER-STYLE BOOTS HAVE GARTER-STRAP DETAILS. ADDITIONAL DETAILS INCLUDE THERMAL LEGGINGS AND CHUNKY SOCKS.”
‘Dark Nouveau‘ was inspired by the dark ages, mixing inspiration from the sinister fairytales of the Art Nouveau Movement with Beardsley’s illustrations for Oscar Wilde and The Banshees created by Neville Page for Avatar.
“CHAINMAIL PIECES AND EMBELLISHMENTS ARE KEY; JERSEY TOPS AND DRESSES FEATURE DRAMATIC CHAIN DRAPING, WHILST COBWEB KNITS ARE HEAVILY EMBELLISHED. THERE IS A TOUGH MEDIEVAL FEEL THROUGH-OUT, APPEARING IN FIERCE STUDDED CORSETS AND CAGE-LIKE SKIRTS WITH HARNESS DETAILING. LEATHER IS A KEY FABRIC, AND IS OFTEN DECORATED WITH HAND-CRAFTED, HEAVILY-ENCRUSTED STUDWORK. FOOTWEAR HAS STRAPPING AND HARNESSING TOUCHES. A BLACK CHIFFON TOP HAS STRUCTURED LEATHER STRAPPING AND SILVER BUCKLES, WHILST A BLACK LACE SHIRT FEATURES LEATHER PANELS. THE SILHOUETTE IS SEXY, STRUCTURED AND SHORT.”
‘Out of the World‘ is inspired by a “warrior girl” taking a trip into a post-apocalyptic world. Fur, bondage-style strapping, disheveled fabrics, patchwork, crochet pieces, faux fur and cobwebby pieces are seen in this collection.
“TEXTURED KNITWEAR AND MIXED MATERIALS ARE CENTRAL TO THIS TREND, WITH PIECES THAT APPEAR KNOTTED, LADDERED, OR ADORNED WITH FEATHERS AND FUR. CASUALWEAR HAS A WAXED, WORN FINISH, AND KNITS FEATURE PRIMITIVE ANIMALISTIC JACQUARDS. PRETTY TOUCHES RUN THROUGH THIS TREND, WITH DIAMANTE SPARKLES DECORATING NUDE MESH LEGGINGS AND CARDIGANS. SOFTER ELEMENTS COMBINE WITH TOUGHER PIECES AND FEATURE PHOTO-REAL PRINTS DRAWN FROM NATURE; A LEAF SKELETON PRINT DECORATES A PLEATED CHIFFON MAXI SKIRT, WHILST CRUDE ANIMAL MARKINGS FEATURE ON TIGHTS. THE OVERALL SILHOUETTE IS LONG, DRAPED AND DRAMATIC, WITH RAGGEDY SHEER SKIRTS CUT ON THE BIAS, AND JERSEY DRESSES THAT HAVE BEEN GIVEN THE ORIGAMI TREATMENT. KEY ACCESSORIES INCLUDE TRAPPER HATS AND CHUNKY TASSLED SCARVES. FOOTWEAR INCLUDES A CHUNKY BOOT WITH MULTIPLE STRAPS.”
Images courtesy of Topshop.
Trends: lots of camel and black, army boots, spikes, animal hats, knee socks, laces and fake fur. What do you think of the new collection? Tomorrow I’ll post some still life pics, so stay tuned!