TOPSHOP - Autumn Winter 2018
The grand estate meets an Alfred Hitchcock horror story; this maximalist approach embraces dark florals and elaborate customisation. Brooches and trinkets are scattered across knitwear and jersey for a collector’s approach to embellishments. Rainbow-striped brushed knits are mixed back with tweeds and heavy tread boots bring a countryside feel to the trend. Dark bases are lifted with pops of colour taking references from wallpaper and floral patterns. Picture perfect maxi dresses exude opulence with satin fabrications, high necklines and full-length sleeves. Standout tracksuits are elevated with unusual heirloom embellishment. For the ultimate high-low style, pair with vintage furs and Disney graphic tees.
Hyke takes reference from Scandinavia, marrying technical fabrications and details with bold tactile textures. Nordic inspired landscapes inform prints and jacquards across knitwear – embracing texture through tufted techniques, unique cables and handcrafted stitching. Florals take inspiration from Scandinavian Folk art, printed across midi dresses and cosy knits. Wool shackets in oversized proportions, super soft borgs and anoraks stand out in bold lumberjack reds and emerald greens.
Drawing inspiration from iconic ‘90s classics, Baroque-inspired chain prints and ornate frescos provide the key print direction for this streetwear style. The fascination for labels continues across jackets and jersey in the form of all-over signature prints and single word motifs. Updated utility styling takes this urban look into a new direction, pairing colour blocked cargo trousers with cropped cut-about jersey tops. Brightly coloured monster fur coats are layered over funnel neck track tops, creating a luxe day-to-night look. The puffer continues to rule outerwear and is the staple go-to jacket for the season. Checks make an appearance on anoraks and classic macs – style with British collegiate rugby tops and cricket knits for a sportier edge.
Punk takes on power dressing, with a nod to the bold lines and exaggerated details of ‘80s tailoring. Customisation, embellishments and nostalgic graphic band tees promise a do-it-yourself aesthetic. Cluster beading, badging, hand-drawn graffiti and cone studding feature heavily throughout. Traditional tartans are given an injection of colour, while exaggerated shoulders play with shaped waists and cropped proportions. Hybrid punk checks and clashing leopard prints are softened with lace. Paint the town pink in oversized shirts and hoodies.
Mismatch prints to create impact; oversized florals, checks and stripes are patch-worked together. Chunky cables, gigantic stitching and exaggerated ribs are styled with block colour corduroy. Uneven handkerchief hems lend themselves well to print, and paired with utility wool jackets add a modern twist to heritage styles. Soft sheepskin coats and shearling outerwear are styled over punky tartan prints injected with splashes of cerulean, burnt orange and red.