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Topman Design is an in-house designed premium collection for Topman which is showcased during London collections: Men.As a lover of Topman I had to watch Topman Design Autumn/Winter 2015 collection, while watching the show the whole concept of the clothes had a very strong 70’s rival about it. The video to the left shows you the whole catwalk.From the show there were some pieces that really stood out to me and I really liked.
Capes and Chunky Coats.
As you all know I love a good chunky coat or a show stopping cape. Within Topman Design they showcased a few chunky coats and capes, The capes they’ve showcased are very heavily knitted with added tassels which are a unique way to add something different your outfit. I love the bold prints they’ve used added with the heavy knit it makes it a much bolder piece. Capes have always been something that only women used to wear but I do love that they have now come into Menswear . The way they are also cut too they are very unique to the capes that are on the market at the moment, with the added high roll neck/hoodie or the V style cape to the left is just another quirky way to wear them. As for the chunky coats, Anything to keep you warm for winter is always a winner for me and these coats are just that. My favourite is the tan sheepskin suede coat with the fur trims, it’s such a bold statement piece and you definitely know it will keep you warm, so it wins with the fashion and warm ability. The fur coat also is a very bold piece, however it would definitely keep you warm. I love how the sleeves have structured elements in them to break up the fur which gives it a unique take on the fur coat.
One of the main looks I really loved were the boilersuits. A skinny fitted boilersuit which is taking on the motocross kind of look which gives it a Charlie’s Angels kind of look. I love how the they’ve added patches of Tartan which is another big trend this year as well as adding star patches and name badges to give it a unique and giving it a personal look. The boilersuit that I really loved was the monochrome suit with a rebel patch (picture to the right). With its belted middle to give it a much more structured look. I love the monochrome of the outfit how the white stripes down the legs makes the eyes go all the way down the outfit, which is kind of the appeal you want your outfit to do. It’s a fun take on the dungarees which is an up to date version for men.
As my other post stated I’ve always said Tartan will never go out of fashion and yet again it has been used within another collection. Using it this time as a two piece rather than stand alone pieces. I love the structured jackets which have been teamed up with either the skinny fitting trousers or the loose fitted trousers, It gives the outfit dimension having a fitted structured jacket with a loose pair of trousers. Using vibrant colours like the yellow kind of gives it the ‘Clueless’ vibe which then gives it that 90’s rival vibe. But even using the monochrome or the lighter grey it still has the impact. I really love that Tartan never seems to go out of fashion, it’s always a strong print that will always come around again and again.