Being British and female means I was born with an innate passion for all things Topshop. I regularly find myself dressed in exclusively Topshop ensembles (like today – cringe) and my first port of call in almost any shopping trip is the high street giant. I dream of trips to the flagship store on Oxford Street and I make endless wishlists worth of clothes from the store, so naturally, watching their Topshop Unique AW13 show online was on top of my ‘to do list’. Screw the library.
Cara Delevingne, Jourdan Dunn and Yumi Lambert strutted down a catwalk in the mysterious surroundings of London’s Tate to an infectious soundtrack supplied by Rodion and Alison Valentine, mixed by Mimi Xu (now in my iTunes). This Nineties centric collection featured past seasons hottest colour oxblood, dusty pink sequinned skater skirts, retro browns and a blood red which was used on lacquered jackets and skirts demonstrating the label’s focus on a plethora of textures. Silhouettes were both masculine, with boxy shirts and donkey jackets and ladylike with midi-length sequinned skirts playing a large part in the show. Cigarette trousers were juxtaposed with on-the-hip and looser fitting long length trousers, while outfits were finished off with fur stools, voluminous proportioned parkas and one incredible camel shearling coat. Tops, bralets and jumpers were cropped so toned stomachs will be one of AW13 best accessories, I will be renewing my gym membership ASAP.
The finale piece of the show was a stunning oxblood sequinned jumpsuit worn by Jourdan Dunn, which played in the lights of the show and at the end of the show, attendee’s such as Kate Bosworth, Demi Lovato, Pixie Geldof and bizarrely One Direction’s Louis Tomlinson (who knew…?) were treated to a projection of the models on the Tate’s walls, a piece of art in itself.
My mental countdown till when this hits all Topshop shops began almost immediately after the show ended, I’ll be hoping to pick up some oxblood sequinned goods and of course, that shearling coat.
If you missed the show, you can watch it here. Enjoy!