*sigh* It appears that getting listed for a Topshop Unique show is harder than cracking the much bigger, much more lucrative houses and designer names that shower tickets on a lowly blogger. It’s times like this that you start questioning your decision to part with plenty pounds sterling every year on multi outfits from the high street’s best and most directional fashion chain. (Well, apart from Zara…but they’re Spanish and don’t spend multi-dollah on boosting #LFW).
Sure, there’s atmosphere in sparkles and heaps and celebrities by the score with the ubiquitous Alexa Chung (I swear that girl has clones). As well as the stalwarts, Pixie Lott, Paloma Faith and a few big-hitters like Kendall Jenner & Cara D on show. But this, my lovelies is a fashion show. And fashion is about business. And not always the business of celebrity theatre and hype.
Topshop Unique’s strength is its ability to leap on trends as well as create them. This show was no different. And as such, shows the brand is as strong as the Sterling £ in a faltering Euro market.
It seems that faux fur is going nowhere. Great news for the armies of tweens and teens already well bought into this trend. The colourways that Topshop Unique showed were flattering minky and mint tones paired with cream roll-necks. Oh, indeed, it is all about the roll neck next season. Smatterings of plaid, A-line shifts and the cutest ‘70s tinged floral prints vied with patent ‘60s (Return of The) Macs and zsushy tie-belted, wrap jackets with faux fur detail sleeves.
Throw in some body con bandeau tops and contrast velvet all-in-ones and the key (seasonal) Mongolian fur and we have a collection appealing to editors, teens and any forward thinking urbanite alike.
Great show. Pity about the non-invite.