September 19, 2016
British high street empire Topshop puts together a sultry mix of vibrancy and 80s funk savviness. The Topshop Unique SS17 collections sports a contemporary refined take of the eighties with our era’s youth culture and flavour. Zebra prints, glossy patented leather, neon pointed-toe heels and tons of illusion inducing deconstructed looks took centre stage but there was one look who took the cake in being true star of the show. The perfect figure hugging black halter neck dress with panels and a side slit to accentuate elegance in the most sexy way possible. We found it. And what we love most about it is that we don’t even seem to detect the slight bit of datedness in what’s meant to be a throwback piece to the women’s workwear genre of the 80s’.
“We’re thinking about all those amazing markets like Hyper Hyper, the Great Gear market, Kensington and Camden where you bought everything from army surplus to Swanky Modes party dresses – everything was a one off and original,” explains Creative Director Kate Phelan. “Camden was a melting pot of punks, goths, New Romantics and Buffalo boys.” Kate Phelan, the genius global creative director of Topshop had stated. The collection was, in Kate’s words, “a reaction against what we think we see now, where youth culture is very homogenised. It was about going back to when everyone had an appetite for lots of types of fashion and wearing different things.”
Cover image from @charlottelaurenwood’s Instagram.