Walking and Talking Topshop S/S 15
The Sunday of fashion week is always a highlight. Why? I’ll give you a clue. It begins with T and I bet your wardrobe has at least one thing from it. Yep, if Monday belongs to Burberry, Sunday belongs to Topshop.
Topshop will always have a special place in my heart. From saving up to go and spend Saturdays buying slogan tees, bootleg jeans and boy pants as a teenager, to running into the Oxford Circus store on a Thursday night after work to buy a new top or pair of tights after laddering my own, Toppers has always been part of my life. Hence the Unique show is always a highlight, especially as it’s one of the few shows where you can eye-up future purchases without knowing you’ll have to delve into your rent money to get it. Plus, even before you’ve see the new collection, it’s a chance to see friends, fellow bloggers and old colleagues over a glass of champagne and the season’s nibbles of choice (glazed donuts and mini fish and chips this time). And there’s always a serious celebrity attendance that even the coolest editor can’t help but try and steal a glimpse of the front row.
But let’s get onto the collection. It started sporty, sexy and full of attitude with athletic stripes, crop tops and flirtatious hemlines immediately establishing 70s sportswear (with a hint of Mean Girls) for SS15. For me, it was the off-the-shoulder necklines (but you knew that already) and boxy, summer outerwear that really stood out. From here, we saw girlish satin dresses and sheer, embellished slip dresses akin to modern-day fairytale attire showed off to their best on Cara D. While aesthetically not so much my bag as the beginning of the show, I couldn’t help but covet them when seen on the likes of Lily Donaldson and Jordan Dunn, who FYI has a sexiest (cat)walk I’ve ever seen.
And what better thing to wear to Unique S/S 15 than curent season Unique that landed in stores last week. I saw this coat up close a while ago at a press preview and snapped it up as soon as it was in stock. Layered over a slinky slip dress and backless mules for a bit of height, it was just about doable on a warm and sunny September day. I said just…. Still, you will definitely be seeing a lot more of this faux-fur beauty as the nights start to draw in. Oh and in case there was any doubt, I’m a firm believer in mixing your hardware. Gold + silver is A-OK by me.
If anyone can command the biggest runway of the week its Cara and her killer walk.
Malaika Firth, my favourite young model of the moment, bringing up the second half of the finale walk.
En route with my Fujifilm X100 and Rag & Bone Enfield.