London Fashion Week Runway Rundown: Topman Design SS12
Described as ‘rebellious decadence’, Topman’s future-season offering is, if nothing else, eccentric. If this is the collection to go by, looks encapsulated by a lithe bohemian vibe are soon to be the necessity of every wardrobe.
Instant hits from the SS12 collection emerged from the wings and took to the runway; paisley and jacquard prints – last seen on 1970’s Lotharios – were revived and reinvented for a new generation. Prints triumphed as a welcome respite from the sea of checks and stripes of seasons gone by.
Double-breasted jackets added an air of classic and subtle authority to the largely eastern influenced collection. Loafers and patterned trenches reined the collection in for the modern gentry.
We couldn’t go a summer season without a dandy pair of shorts or two, and TD are offering theirs in burnt colourways and cut in suede.
An eyebrow or two was seen to be raised at the colourful variations of the Maroc leather shopper, styled in a rolled fashion and carried in hand; still, we’re sure if you’re going to wear your silk pyjamas as outerwear, as Topman Design suggests, then no one will even notice your clutch.
Take a look at our gallery of key Topman Design’s looks: