Topman Design’s AW12 range is now available online. The range blends luxury fabrics and textures with an edgy, rebellious style for a look that flirts with high fashion whilst retaining its essential masculinity.
The collection is built around key, masculine pieces: biker and bomber jackets are paired with ankle boots and more outlandish pieces such as leather trousers to evoke a rebellious rock ‘n’ roll style. Smarter pieces such as tailored trousers, a couple of impressive double breasted suits and elaborately printed silk shirts add a formal aspect to the collection.
What really defines the collection is the use of luxury materials and layering to create a set of looks that rely on texture rather than colour for definition. Faux fur, patent leather and silk are used in the construction of fundamentally masculine pieces to retain a balance between function and fashion. The line is kept tasteful with a small, neutral colour palate of blacks, whites and browns, relying instead on texture for effect, preventing a sensory overload.
Key to current trends is a range of luxury coats. Wool and fur capture both opulence and essential winter warmth whilst an outlandish piece with a patent leather-look front panel creates a fashionable spin on the classic raincoat. Elaborate knitwear in the form of long, thick knit cardigans and fur panelled jumpers that ooze casual comfort round off the collection with a seasonal twist.
By combining lavish fashion with solid, everyday pieces, Topman Design’s collection creates a balance ideally suited to the fashion forward man. For those with more reserved tastes, one or two key items could be used to make a classic outfit your own.
The collection is available on the Topman website.