LC: Men SS15 Topman
The summer collection was a complete ode to the classic festival hippie, aviators were tinted under messy hacked-at hair with rough zigzag partings, t-shirts emblazoned with Woodstock text or fringing detail.
Say goodbye to skinny jeans this summer and hello to flared trousers and bold, clashing printed two-pieces. A washed-out colour palette of pale pinks, faded yellows and blues made the pieces look like they had been well -worn before making it onto the catwalk. A re-occurring sunflower print was a highlight throughout, as spotted on the invite, as well as on the lining of heavy parkas.
The silhouettes had a soft, feminine feel to them, the waists cinched with a wraparound detail, shoulders were squared and prominent with light shoulder-padding and trousers worn high, tucked neatly into a thin washed-out t-shirts. A cool Britpop feel, models wore clear-lens spectacles and carried yearbooks, short-sleeve printed shirts teamed under sweater vests.
Pastels and retro electric prints were bravely styled with matching pieces. It’s worth taking note of the heavy use of geometric fabrics as spotted peaking out on the lapels of jackets, and shirts styled under pinstripe suits. Another nod to the 70’s was the use of double denim; patch-worked denim jackets styled alongside an array of dark blue and flared jeans.
The show was a very bold collection with plenty of prints, however we can see a re-occurring and very wearable trend emerging, pastel two-piece suits, light shades of blue and greens teamed with polo necks; leaving us to expect a retro shake onto the high street within the next couple of months.
By Zoe Barrow