LFW – Unique A/W 2013 collectionLondon Fashion Week AW13
From the tanks of the most popular art gallery in the world, Topshop’s Unique collection paid homage to its British roots.
Hosted in the Tate Modern with guests such as Tallulah Harlech and Daisy Lowe, the collection emphasised iconic work-wear, “real England” and 90s pop silhouettes. Opened by Cara Delevingne, Unique proved the clichéd statement that “opposites attract” is true, as the model strutted down the catwalk wearing a cropped mohair jumper and a stiff PVC skirt. Jourdan Dunn followed closely behind, but in a wool skirt and a black jumper embellished with plastic squares.
Oversized coats, A-line skirts and fun faux furs made an entrance alongside heeled Russian boots and court shoes. Burnt oranges and blood reds also appeared beside navy, shimmering blacks and matte greys, allowing an acceptable injection of seductive colour into your work wardrobe. However, Unique‘s palette didn’t just consist of strong tones. Instead, the pastel colours of S/S will continue into A/W in the form of welkin blue dresses and lilac trousers and furs.
However, we can see the references to “real England” in their printed blouses and knitted jumpers, as the designs are influenced by traditional British carpets and Victorian pub wallpapers. But on the other hand, there also seems to be an underlying acknowledgement of British hunter clothing, as browns and camel tones were matched with whites and creams.
With over 35 different looks, what outfit does The Upcoming suggest? Well, a burgundy sequined jumpsuit worn by Dunn which is perfect for a winter party.
Check out the pictures of the celebrities present at the show here.