Topman Design Fall/Winter 2011 Men’s Collection
February 24, 2011 2 Comments
Topman went balls out for FW11, with a go-for-broke crap shoot attempt at a collection that bordered on sartorial arrogance. Unlike some of their British contemporaries however – they came out on top. If there was a Palm d’Or to be awarded for London Fashion Week’s Best Menswear Collection, Topman’s Topman Design label (TMD) may very well have been the odds-on favourites.
The inspiration for their collection? Think early 1950s Parisian playboy hitting a smoke-filled jazz club. Highlights at the Royal Opera House included high-rise trousers, daring patterned silk dress shirts, and faux fur collared coats and stoles. Topman polished off the collection with a creative take on fishermen’s sweaters, slick Brit-pop tweed suits, and stylin’ knotted cravats à la Gucci. The pièce de résistance came early in the shape of one killer motel red coat with black lining that would surely leave Alber Elbaz aghast. Since when did the imitators become the innovators? Astounding job guys.
Topman Design is a directional premium collection which is stocked online at topman.com, the London Oxford Circus and New York Flagships as well as key international stores including La Foret in Tokyo, Incu in Sydney and Shine in Hong Kong. With a growing, almost cult following, the collections have evolved over the seasons under the Creative Direction of Alister Mackie – AnOther Man, Fashion Director and superstylist – and Gordon Richardson – Topman Design Director and his dedicated and talented in-house design team.