Topshop is probably one of the better known British houses that made quite a splash with its Topshop Unique fall/winter 2015-2016 collection unveiled today on the London Fashion Week runway. It was a pretty gutsy move with the Topshop crew, playing with codes of luxury including the elegant cram tones, the rich off-white cable knits and the beautifully cut trousers, as well as some crystal encrusted pieces appearing on the runway from time to time. It is something that should be expected of Topshop as it is not a big leap from its general design trends but still manages to leave a lasting impression while giving the country bumpkin a cool makeover. The inspiration was the English countryside’s playful wilderness.
The pieces were beyond pretty. They looked so natural, so alluring and so very perfect for the average stylish woman to wear on the streets that it deserves a special round of applause. The coats were trimmed with shearling and the dresses were printed in thistle motifs. The pieces were impressive to behold and the star studded front row certainly attested to the brand’s fan base, which essentially include Cara Delevingne, Kendall Jenner, Ellie Goulding, Emily Ratajkowski, Daisy Lowe and Alexa Chung. There were very feminine floral silk dresses that were slashed to the hip in the latest trending style, while the country style trench coat came in a sexy glossy vinyl and the feet saw themselves clad in hunting boots.
The whole Topshop Unique fall/winter 2015-2016 collection has the idea of layering in mind, with capsule wardrobes created for the fashion savvy. There are turtlenecks that appear; a common sight on the fall/winter runways and this time in a lovely powder blue, in vibrant yellows and teamed up with blue corduroy miniskirts, as well as blazers and pinafore style dresses. There are leather pants with high waists and knit sweater tucked neatly in while the feet are given the chance to absorb some sunshine in banded sandals with faux-fur lining, while tartan designs also make the cut, calling to the knees or even far above but still looking positively amazing. Those red flats are definitely quite interesting though and seem to be paired with a multitude of different designs.
The whole of the collection finds itself accented with fur and feathers, adding a soft edge to the looks. It is certainly a lot more relaxed in silhouette than the past high-energy and youthful spirited designs, but there is still a rather playful and rebellious streak to it brought in by Geoffrey Finch. There is a certain obsession with velvets and a not to Art Nouveaux, while a little black dress in ostrich trim feathers is an absolute must-have from the line-up presented today. Out of 40 looks, there is none that we would find fault with and all we would consider for our own closets filling up with the latest in fashion week pieces for the fall and winter seasons. We’re not going to lie, the ostrich feathers are really beginning to grow on us.
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