This week sees the launch of the highly anticipated spring/summer 2012 Topman Design collection. This was one of the standout shows from 2011′s menswear day at London Fashion Week. Topman has always been a brand that has been conscious of the connection between fashion and music, and this season’s Topman Design collection has tied the two together nicely. Design Director Gordon Richardson referenced early Rolling Stones albums and created clashing prints to echo what he feels the band would have thrown together at these times.
Of course, the collection is very print-heavy. 60s and 70s references are clear – with bright paisleys and florals being clashed in a very current way. One of this season’s big looks is printed twinsets and customers will be able to choose matching or clashing separates to really embrace this trend in the upcoming months. Those who are less daring will be able to choose spring-friendly suiting with printed tees or shirts for a subtle nod to the look.
Another key look from the collection is the luxury pyjama. Satin pyjama bottoms or tops can be worn together or separately – but not as nightwear – layer bottoms with a printed tee and mac to channel the 70s rock star but in a contemporary way. Although the thought of wearing pyjama bottoms out of the house with the cold weather still lingering is not a pleasant one, come spring they will be a nice alternative to jeans or trousers.
The collection is available exclusively in the Oxford Circus flagship store and online at Topman. Get ready to embrace the power of the print.