Unique catwalk show report A/W 2014 for LFW
Think of British girls’ rebellion at its best. Burberry gone bad, grunge rock wearing flowers. Opposites. Topshop Unique’s collection enhanced everything about the girl, but turned her wannabe needs into reality. The base resonated around the simple and bare mirror panelled room at the Tate Modern. Topshop Unique put on a show.
Think sporty turned Chanel; the sports kit doesn’t have to just be paired with trainers, but can now go hand in hand with a sensual dress or blouse. The cropped jumper or jacket is all the rage, being paired with dark colours of black and blue to get the metallic in the outfit being the star. Bold embroidery matches perfectly with sheer lace and veil, just covering the skin while other parts are visible.
Contrast contrast contrast. That is what this collection is all about, using thick tailored mohair and pairing that with traditional English wet weather gear. Sheer and neutral chiffons can also be matched with snake prints, embellishment and embroidery and metallic techno fabrics. If you ever come across the question: “Will these two completely different fabrics go together?!” The answer will most definitely be yes.
Alike the British landscape, neutral colours of champagne, camel and beige in one sub-collection, deep forest greens and naval blues in another, and expensive sheer materials to give the impression of luxe and expensive lives in the last. And with all of the design prints being created by the in-house team, the beautiful and unique designs steal the show.
Every outfit was a work of art, the sheer gloss of one, the warm and fiery nature of another, and the frost bitten tones on the final looks – it was all fashion at its highest point, and individuality at its most formal.
Topshop Unique has managed to create not only a fantastic collection, but has pushed the boundaries on what can be paired, creating a stunning collection to take even Kate Moss’ breath away.
Photos: Filippo L’Astorina
To see our behind the scenes report for Unique’s A/W 2014 collection visit here.