BACKSTAGE AT TOPSHOP'S FIRST SEE-BUY-NOW SHOW
Topshop is all about having fun. Almost at the halfway point of "fashion month," their collection acts like a sigh of relief for weary showgoers - no high concepts, a casual atmosphere, a great soundtrack, and always an interesting front row. This season was no exception, as Kate Moss took her place beside the catwalk and also stood as one of the muses for the collection itself.
Inspired by the Charing Cross Road club scene of the 90s, the models wore garments decorated with metallics, bustier cuts, and leopard print, paired with kitten heels and silky bags (à la Carrie Bradshaw). It's certainly a different take on the 90s than what we've seen in more recent nostalgic collections, and perhaps isn't as clear of an homage as many would think. In some ways, the line almost seemed more influenced by the 80s thanks to the double denim, satin turtlenecks, and chandelier earrings. It also might seem odd that although the collection was see-now-buy-now, it is still counterseasonal - that is, unlike most collections that are available immediately, Topshop was still showing clothes for next season.
Either way, it did what it needed to do and that was to inject some fun and entertainment into a show schedule that can sometimes feel a little bit too serious. Dancing models in customised t-shirts and mom jeans? Now that's a way to get the fashion crowd reinvigorated.