Sunday 19 February 2012

Topshop Unique A/W 2012

I think, as a British teenager, and in terms of fashion shows, the most immediately relevant label for me has to be Topshop Unique. It is the one label I can feasibly afford (just), but also the one which will directly influence everything else in the most popular shop in the country, and thus will influence everything I and my friends buy in about six months time.

If you didn't watch the live stream, you should probably do so now. It can be found here on their website, or here on their Facebook page.

If I had to sum up the collection in one word, it would be SLINKY. There are slinky-silky blouses, slinky-smooth midi skirts, slinky trouser suit and bralet combinations, a black jumpsuit which I could actually own and die happy knowing I was in possession of the most beautiful piece of clothing. I think I counted about one thick patterned knit in the whole collection, a huge step away from last season's jumpers-with-everything look. Watch the video and concentrate on the way that the materials seem to swim around the girls' bodies.

If I could add one more word to my summary, it would be LEGS. These aforementioned midi skirts are designed in such a way that one sashay of a model's leg and, well, pretty much everything is revealed. Couple these with pants-as-shorts, a fair amount of minidresses, and slinky pyjama-style trousers which serve to accentuate what one cannot see. Simple hair and plain makeup draw all the attention to the models' pins, clad in some pretty hefty (but none the less desirable) shoes.  I think the Topshop blog described them as 'stiletto creepers', which is pretty apt.

I rather like this new collection, and can't wait to get my hands on some silk shirts (or wannabe-silk shirts, knowing my student budget). One drawback is that I won't be able to hide my post-Christmas belly under a thik woolly jumper, nor forget about exercise and cover my legs up with jeans. Though I guess this is Topshop Unique, so neither will anybody else.



  1. i love this collection! i hope we get it in our melbourne store! x

  2. A bit copied to Burberry, Don't u think?

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  3. I agree it looks similar to a Burberry fashion show (but then anything would that referenced military and tailoring and Britishness, really) but as a collection it is more relevant to my life because of the price/Topshop tag. I'm looking forward to paying up.
    In answer to your question below - I'm English!


  4. these's patterns & textures are perfect! I especially love the top right hand metallic dress :)

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    Corinne xo

  5. amazing collection! so love those colours, thanks for sharing

    Daria, the Fashionsurfer

  6. Gorgeous girls!

    Much love from the SABO SKIRT girls!

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