Topman Kremlin Trend
Topman’s latest trend collection looks to Russian culture for some unlikely inspiration. Kremlin, named after the fortified complex in Moscow, sets out to create an innovative aesthetic that mixes complex, tapestry-style patterns with military-inspired outerwear and luxurious tailoring.
Baroque-patterned shirts and knitwear are key to the line, whilst bold checks are used in combination with hairy, unpicked textures to create unique and complex ensembles.
The influence of Byzantine art is also visible with t-shirts bearing stained glass-esque graphics, complete with mesh overlays that add a modern twist.
The outerwear draws on Russia’s strong military tradition. Dark pea coats and trenches provide a traditional point of reference, whilst borg detailing nods towards the more extravagant elements in the range. Meanwhile, a long drop shoulder coat shows the versatility of this season’s silhouette, creating an oversized look that contrasts with the clean, neat patterns of the rest of the collection.
Luxurious and printed tailoring references the same Byzantine influence as the casual wear, with lavish velvet jackets and jacquard patterned trousers offering a decadent take on formal dress codes.
Derived from a novel source of inspiration, Topman’s Kremlin trend provides an equally individual look. Price points for the Kremlin trend collection begin at £5 for accessories, going up to £120 for jackets.