Topshop Reveals the Looks of Autumn Winter 2011
Released on: July 06, 2011, 7:01 pm
Topshop has launched four new looks for Autumn Winter 2011
with its New Mod, Prim and Polished, Glam Underground and Bavaria
New Mod is an updated and feminine take on the rebellious dressing of the teddyboys
of the 1960s. Modern twists elevate sleek tailoring and clean shapes; slim cigarette
trousers in a sapphire jacquard come in the season’s essential ankle-skimming length
and a simple t-shirt shape comes in panels of monochrome silk. Be prepared for the
unexpected as hybrid garments become key; a royal blue wool crombie has soft black
leather sleeves whilst the classic sweatshirt is luxurious with faux fur sleeves.
Prints are bold with polka dots and window pane checks splashed across chiffons and
silks, whilst colour blocking features in 'Dad' sweaters with the occasional punky
motif. A much more hourglass silhouette takes over from that of the boyish with semi
bodycon dresses celebrating the waist and skirts predominantly in pencil or mid-calf
Mixing elements of the laid-back 60s with a neater finish from the 40s post-war
Britain, Prim and Polished is an eclectic dressing-up box of girly vintage-inspired
pieces. Dresses are ladylike in pretty florals and ditsy prints, appearing in a
classic tea dress or drop-waist shift shape and look newest in mid-calf length.
Again, skirts are longer in length, sometimes pleated or with side slits and look
prim when worn with feminine peter pan blouses buttoned to the neck. Pretty
detailing such as petal cutouts around the neckline, lace inserts and contrasting
panelling create interest whilst elegant beading on dainty pouch handbags finish off
the look. Colour is important; tapered trousers come in jade or tangerine and bright
prints appear throughout, whilst the overall silhouette is soft and feminine.
Glam Underground draws inspiration from the 1970s, dismissing any grunge from the
decade for an all-out glamorous and rockstar look. Faux fur is key to this trend and
the bigger and brighter the better; an oversized shaggy coat comes in fluoro pink, a
sleek faux-fur stole in amethyst has pompoms and a mini skirt is made from
amber-coloured feathers. Casual garments are given the luxe treatment; a simple
black parka with a thick glossy black faux fur lining, skinny jeans are given a
hi-tech coating and boxy silk shirts are elevated with all-over beading. Footwear
and accessories are flamboyant with stack-heel ankle boots covered in silver glitter
and oxblood velvet clutch bags with gold jacquard panels. Emeralds and magentas
interspersed with shimmering gold and silvers make up a jewellery-box colour
With rich folkloric inspiration being key, Bavaria, is a modern and distinctly
luxurious take on keeping warm this winter. Outerwear is functional whilst
indulgent; a khaki parka has faux fur sleeves and a gilet is extra long and made
from patchwork sheepskin. Cable and Aran knits are chunky and oversized to defend
against the cold, and a usually floaty smock dress or blouse comes in a cosy heavy
velvet. Handcrafted touches add texture and appear throughout with detailed
embroidery on yokes and beadwork on accessories.
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 with a
wide range of petite clothing, dresses and jeans through to jackets, swimwear, bags,
shorts and make up.
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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