Monday 20 February 2012


Topshop, j’adore! Not only do you feed hungry fashionistas at your show venue, you also serve up great fashion we want to wear immediately. Yesterday’s show being a case in point. In a move away from the faddish  S/S 12 collection, the design team, including Emma Farrow, with the guiding hand of Creative Director Kate Phelan, delivered straight-up future-fashion staples everyone wanted on sight. Cleverly, team Unique began the collection by thinking about their most desired everyday utility fashion pieces – these were kilts, sweaters, boiler suits, party dresses, army shirts and army boots – and then created their ideal versions for A/W 12. This startlingly simple approach resulted in a show of fashion hits. In no particular order, my top 10 are: a stunning olive-green army greatcoat; khaki wide-leg leather trousers; a long front-split kilt in burgundy with a black leather panel at the hem; a black jumper with red crosses; a grey flannel and cotton khaki shirt dress; olive army boots and… oh no, I’ve run out of space!

Report by Melanie Rickey, Fashion Editor at Large, Grazia;
Photography by catwalking.com

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