London Collections: Men – Topman Design S/S 2015 collection
Men’s fashion is delving further and further into the realms of androgyny, and the S/S 2015 Topman collection is no exception. The pieces ooze the sort of awkward sexiness that only E4 presenters seem to manage, whilst exhibiting a rather hit and miss array of patterns and colours.
The collection is decidedly 70s-inspired, complete with bootleg jeans, daring florals and that sole shade of orange that keeps making a comeback but perhaps shouldn’t. Some of the looks prowling down the runway certainly work, namely the yellow and black floral ensemble, but predominantly this latest collection is quite simply, a little too much. Man capes should be left for superheros, and knitted t-shirts have long been within Nana’s territory.
When it comes to menswear, a level of subtlety can never be underestimated. The garishness of pieces are certainly innovative, but for the most part unflattering and unappealing. Let’s hope the next Topman collection regains some of the more suave and smooth aspects of its predecessors, leaving headache-inducing designs by the wayside.