WHAT I WORE: Topshop Unique S/S17
Photography by Joseph Galvin
Topshop Unique will always be one of those “pinch me” moments of LFW. Ever since it started it was always the show I could only dream of going to, so for them to send me a ticket to the show again this season is something I’ll never get over.
As with any occasion I literally spent days thinking about my outfit, and there was even one sleepless night in there too. Initially I was going to wear a Topshop Boutique Dress to the show, but on the day it just didn’t feel right (though I’m still mulling over keeping the dress for a separate occasion because I really do like it). Instead I wore my Topshop coat with an old white lace dress, my Topshop boots and choker. I finished it off with my Chanel Boy Bag as per last season, but added a scarf by Sophie Darling to the strap to give it an update on the last time. For Sunglasses I picked the Celine Tilda frames as I’m just so obsessed with them and will be for a very long time. All in all it was very simple, but I think it was the right mixture, as it didn’t feel too simple at all.
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The vibe for S/S17 followed on from where A/W16 left off. The nod to the 80’s that we saw last season was far less of a nod and more HELLO 80’s – we heard the 80’s before we’d even seen an inch of fabric fly down the runway! There was a lot of black and grey (LOVE), Fuchsia pink (LOVE), bright warm yellow accents (YEP, OKAY IT’S FOR SUMMER – LOVE) and then baby pink (I MEAN, COME ON, YASSSS). The hair was styled in to amazing waves and flipped from one side over to the other, whilst the more sleek locks were slicked straight back in a messy, undone style. Amongst the bright pops of colour and darker pieces, we saw zebra stripes and floral patterns – I never thought I would have seen those coming down the same runway!
Fortunately, this year my excitement didn’t dip the moment the show finished, as this is the first Topshop show where you could shop parts of the collection straight from the runway. This change has been big news this year and I’d been wondering exactly how brands would end up implementing it, but I like that only part of the collection has been released now, that way we can all still look forward to wearing these pieces by the time spring rolls around. And yes, of course a purchase has already been made, how could I not?! I’ve popped the collection below for you to browse through. As for my purchase? I’m sure you’ll be seeing it very soon!
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