Topman Le Marais
Topman has released a new online exclusive collection, entitled ‘Le Marais’. Inspired by the eponymous district of Paris, Le Marais blends classic Parisian chic with modern, trend-led fashion.
The classic Parisian style that grounds the collection is captured through a selection of strong, elegant pieces. Shirts, trousers and pullovers are used to form timeless, simple looks that allow the quality of the items to shine through. A largely monochrome palette ensures that pieces cohere easily and emphasises the versatile nature of the collection.
Shunning the current industry preference for loud colour-blocking and prints, hints of muted burgundy and green flesh out a range of largely neutral garments, adding a touch of colour whilst preserving the sense of luxury that is evident throughout.
However, Topman is never afraid to innovate and experiment with classic pieces: they take the traditional roll neck silhouette and recreate it in t-shirt form, resulting in a summer-appropriate piece that is perfect for warm weather. The Breton stripe t-shirt is similarly subverted, with many items sporting a striped section alongside a solid block-colour or contrasting pattern. This innovative and contemporary approach prevents the overtly French feel of the collection from descending into fancy dress territory and simultaneously brings the look bang up to date.
The footwear features some of Topman’s more adventurous pieces: pony hair is utilised to create an interesting texture on a pair of Derbies, which are juxtaposed against slick patent leather loafers. The loafers also feature the chunky rubber sole that has become a mainstay of fashionable footwear this season.
Overall, Topman’s Le Marais collection successfully blends classic style with modern trends. Hitting the balance just right, the elegance of Parisian chic is preserved but modern details and statement pieces add an eye-catching element that caters to those who like to stand out from the crowd.
You can shop the full collection at Topman.com now.