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!