Sunday, August 30, 2009

Spotlight on Brit: Topshop fall 09

Topshop has brought in fresh new ideas this fall, with clothing separated into 4 themes.

Manhattan Dolls

Think looks ideal for razzle-dazzle cocktail parties and discoes. Inspired by 80s power-dressing and cocktail party glamour, Manhattan Dolls emphasizes exaggerated shapes and show-stopping colours. Body con dresses are ignited by shoulder-padded glittery tuxedos, the dressy will love their sparkling minis and sequined separates.

The collection takes inspiration from 70s groupies and has a vintage glamour feel. Luxurious fabrics are given an antique finish; together with heavily sequinned and knitted embellishment. Sequined dresses, harem trousers and high waist knickers are made high street with oversized cardigans, Extravagant mink boleros and lush velvet jackets are made a staple for winter too.

Highland Fling

As the theme explains, the clothes boost a traditional Scottish vibe and English eccentric; classic tartans, antique fleurs and oversized checks. Luxurious knitwear has an heirloom quality, ready to be thrown on for any tea party in the jardin. There are also military-inspired coats with cute accents such as gold brass buttons. Tough leather boots top off the entire lookbook, together with bright knitted hats and scarves.

Horror Girl
Everything here comes ragged, ripped or highly distressed. The looks make the models appear as though they just emerged from a horror mansion infested with cobwebs in a haute manner. The recurring motif of bloody red font is printed on blazers and woolly jumpers. Interesting touches include cobweb-like lace and lattice panels. Victorian nightwear is reworked and appears in ivory colored blouses, bed jackets and corsets. There are delicate pieces alongside tough denim jackets, and jeans are slashed or bleached while leather is distressed. Studs and eyelets toughen the look further adorning jeans and fitted jackets, and knits appear moth-eaten.