Generation X – Saint Laurent Spring/Summer 2016

July 1, 2015

Marc Jacobs may have been fired from Perry Ellis for his now-infamous Grunge collection, but who knew that it would be so influential over two decades later? Not those Generation X slackers, the progenitors of the hipster pandemic, and who still refuse to GrowTFU and wear a suit. There are many things you can accuse […]

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Topman Design’s Hommage to Northern Soul & ‘80s Indie for SS’16

June 24, 2015

Showing that it means big business in menswear, Topman Design traditionally kicks off London Mens Collections just as everyone is easing themselves into the vibe. The vibe of expectation between registering, greeting industry colleagues and discussing what shows you’re doing. It’s well timed in the schedule. You can’t really go wrong with a multi million […]

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Topman Design’s League of Fisherman’s Friends for AW’14

January 12, 2014

There’s something to be said for Topman Design. Yes, they indeed have the muscle (and moolah) of Sir Philip Green and the support of the BFC due to the retailer giant’s unabashed support of young design talent in Britain. But, it’s in-house design team who also have a very clear and distinctive hand-writing each season […]

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New Talent Alert: Alan Taylor at MAN

July 10, 2013

The MAN show organised by Topman and Fashion East brought forth the collections of three newcomers in menswear: Craig Green, Alan Taylor and Bobby Abley. While Green and Abley took the fresh-out-of-college approach demonstrating their skilled ability to conceptualise avant-garish inspired pop-fashion, Taylor’s work stood out of the cohort as a cohesive collection focused on […]

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Hentsch Man’s Americana Road Trip for S/S’14

June 23, 2013

The Hentsch Man presentation stood out as a testament to fashion inspired by quirks of Western Americana. Influence was drawn from rugged desert and Hawaiian prints, canvas jackets, denim, cowboy hats and boots. Styled as Californian cowboy-workmen, the models epitomised a too-cool-for-school disposition while casually conversing with each against a graphic wall adorned with a […]

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Yee haw! Topman’s Rock Star Cowboy for S/S’14

June 19, 2013

London Collections Men S/S’14 saw Topman Design kick off the trend for all things Western and a darn rootin’ tootin’ it was too. Sitting in line to watch the show were Dermot O’Leary, David Gandy, Tinie Tempah, Wretch 32 and others but we’d expect nothing less from the brand that can. It may not have […]

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Topman takes over The Old Crown Public House for LCM

June 11, 2013

Today I’m loving Topman’s latest marketing surrounding their British Fashion Council London Collections: Men shows.Between June 16th-18th June, as London gets set to host the third, much lauded, official London Collections: Men, Topman prepare to celebrate their involvement and to provide a haven for weary fashion journalists and buyers by taking over The Old Crown […]

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Agi & Sam for Topman – The Owls Have It.

June 5, 2013

Agi and Sam are certainly the darlings of the moment. Mind you, as a duo constantly releasing their own quirky prints and designs that make headlines and blogger fodder look easy, Agi & Sam have sealed their fate as the newest, latest ‘bright young things’ on the London menswear scene. The duo have just released […]

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Topman Lux Collection – The Duke Spirit

March 19, 2013

Remember those starkly-lit photos of David Bowie’s Thin White Duke phase? Slicked-back hair and monochrome evening dress, cigarette hanging nonchalantly from an equally dispassionate scowl? Well the Thin White Duke is now reborn in Topman’s new Lux collection, a range of sleek evening wear, knits, outerwear, and accessories which shares The Duke’s lithe, aristocratic aesthetic. […]

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Chutzpah’s Weekly Barometer

November 25, 2012

A light hearted look back over the past week’s good, bad and indifferent including the “don’t even go there’s.”LOVING Farfetch Unwrap Christmas – Not content with teaming up with artist and DJ Margot Bowman, photographer Melinda Gibson, and set designer and illustrator Gary Card for their Unwrap Christmas festive gift-wrap project, Farfetch will also be showcasing […]

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