Topshop Announces Christmas Collections With A Behind The Scenes Video
Released on: November 16, 2010, 10:57 am
Apparel & Fashion
Topshop has revealed its new collections for Christmas 2010;
Snow Queen, New Puritan, Demi Couture and Abigail's Party, all
available online and in store. The clothing retailer has also released
a behind the scenes video highlighting the individual style of each
Snow Queen is inspired by the textures of the natural world and drifts through the
snow-covered landscape in billowing chiffon, toughened up with feathers and fur.
Sheer mesh tops and dresses are scattered with crystals, whilst fine silver lace
knits are reminiscent of suits of armour. Studs and spikes are replaced with chains
and chainmail, whilst fur, feather and fluffy marabou trims decorate tops and
dresses. Dresses are long and frothy, or cut short at the front with a dramatic
train at the back. The Snow Queen girl makes a dramatic statement in a look straight
out of the pages of a fairytale.
Evoking the new minimalism that is taking hold of wardrobes, the New Puritan
collection draws inspiration from a medieval, puritanical era. The spray-on body
con, studs and spikes of previous trends are replaced, with a focus on a new clean,
straight-cut silhouette and a mood of softened austerity. Razor sharp tailoring is
key and includes tuxedo suits, waistcoats and lean cigarette pants. Capes are also
important, and have an almost Vatican-inspired appeal. Alongside tailoring, evening
shifts and tunics also feature in leather and velvet. The New Puritan girl makes a
statement of simplicity.
The third collection in Topshop's Christmas offering, Demi Couture offers up mini
dresses in candy colours, inspired by '60s party dressing. Baby doll dresses are
worn with fur or marabou tippets, whilst shell tops are teamed with matching flared
trousers and pussy bow blouses come in jewel colours. The silhouette is neat and
tidy, often with a flick hem, but the fabrics are richly textured, and include
boucles, tweeds, heavy guipure lace, appliqué and Lesage embroidery techniques.
Jewels and embellishments add further interest. Colours include butterscotch,
peppermint and nectarine.
Abigail's Party features evening dressing taking inspiration from the 1970s,
bringing freshness to the maxi dress trend. Floor-sweeping gowns come in bold
graphic prints, slit to the thigh, with billowing cape sleeves and deep plunging
necklines for maximum impact. Pleated chiffon adds whimsy to jumpsuits and dresses,
whilst the new wide-leg palazzo trouser shape of the summer is given new life in
luxe fabrics like crepe jersey or silk chiffon. Everyday pieces are worked through
this trend for wearability, including camel separates, denim and corduroy. Fur adds
texture and is coloured, tipped, patched and in unusual colour combinations. Waists
are high and lengths are long, accessorised with flashes of gold and the highest of
Topshop was established in 1964 and is part of Arcadia Group Ltd. Sir Philip Green
became owner of Arcadia Group Ltd in 2002.
Topshop is continually recognised as being an authority on women's fashion on
clothing such as jeans, dresses,
scarves, knitwear and shoes.
Topshop has won several awards for design reputation and new services, and has a
wide range of clothing from women's jeans and jackets to maternity wear, make-up and gifts.
Topshop was the first fashion retailer to show on schedule at London Fashion Week in
September 2005 when it presented its own acclaimed in-house design collection Unique
(created in 2001). Subsequent partnerships with international boutiques as far flung
as Tokyo and LA followed and Topshop continues to grow its reputation for supporting
exciting new talent.
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