We like the retro. No, we love the retro. Retro makes us feel like we have matured, grown, and yet gives us such a sense of nostalgia that no other emotion can replace it. We love the latest fads of putting up photos from the past, calling way back Wednesday or throw back Thursday, and often try to find the best images from our childhood and the childhood of our children to show off to a world that may have never seen such moments in our lives. So when Topshop, one of our favourite clothing retailers, announces that it wants to bring in some of its older designs in a capsule collection, giving us all a chance to pick up the old school pieces from way back when, there is no one happier than we are. It appears that garments added to the Topshop Archive collection are set to include pieces from the ‘70s, ‘80s, and even the ‘90s! The collection is a complete blast from the past and that silver lame prom dress was bound to be receiving attention once again. Us, we might just stick to that fringe-knit sweater.
The pieces are to be made as similar to the original as possible stated creative director for Topshop Kate Phelan. Of course, since all this might have begun from the Facebook hashtag itself, it makes sense for the retailer to be asking fans to post images of themselves in the retro pieces with a #bringthatback hashtag attached. It is pretty cool how people’s memories and old pieces can serve as a stepping stone for the latest in capsule collections. The line-up is now available since July 9th, last Thursday, so mark your dates, get your closets ready, and head out to shop for what you had missed most! Of course, the best part of it all is the fact that the new collection is expected to be quite reasonable in price, meaning that no one member of society who wants the vintage Topshop would be left behind.
From denim cult classics to little red dresses, big bows on fuchsia pieces to cashmere jackets and long maxi dresses, we are thoroughly enthralled by the idea. The big bold colors certainly capture our attention, while the unusual silhouettes and differing hemlines give us all something to focus on. Ruffled shoulders with cape-like elements and bell sleeves are in and we are ecstatic to see the final results. Masculine blazers make it in, while denim strapless mini dresses with zippers down the center along with those plastic miniskirts keep us begging for more and more and more. Striped tees though? We are very much loving the idea of having those back full force, especially since the whole sailor ideal this year is in. We have to admit though, our favourite piece among them all is the wide-legged pants with the oxford shoes that gives us that positively nerdy look with a chic side-effect that we certainly cannot live without.
Photos courtesy of Topshop