Saturday, 22 February 2014

Topshop take Tate

Topshop are known as a reasonably affordable shop which is  in most of the major cities, and who keeps up and tends to create street style trends. Topshop are one of the only high-street shops that get to go to fashion week, which is completely understandable since they seem to be able to cover all grounds within fashion. They cover all styles, all body shapes (even tall bods like me!) and do a really good job doing it.

This year at London Fashion Week, Topshop as usual put on a pretty great show. Topshop decided to host the show at the Tate Modern Turbine Hall. In all honesty, the hall itself wasn't all that special,  but the title and the past behind it was a lot more interesting. At the end of the day, we're talking about the same place that has exhibited some of the most amazing and prominent contemporary artists including Rachel Whiteread, Dominique Gonzalez-Foerster, and many many more. Although the decor was bland, perfect for exhibits, the clothes certainly were not. They had many colours incorporated into the collection, but the few outfits that stood out to me the most had to be the blue. The thick trusty coats, mixed with the well tailored A-line skirts and cropped knit turtlenecks, all of it shouldn't have worked, but it did. When companies do these rather unexpected collections, I think their normally the collections that do best. Throughout the whole of London Fashion Week, I love how Topshop, of all the couture companies, managed to pull through and bring one of the main highlights of the fashion week all together. 

I feel like a tad of a copycat as many other blogs have done a post about the Topshop Unique AW14 show, but I knew as soon as I saw the collection, along with many other bloggers, I knew I was going to do a post about it. Many of the shows of all the fashion weeks have mildly famous front rows, but nobody has the celebs going gaga quite like Topshop. Queen of the catwalk Kate Moss was one of the many familiar faces among the front row. Yet again, this shows the versatility of Topshop as a brand, being able to cater for the best of the best, and then the average teenager with a twenty-quid in their pocket. 

In conclusion, Topshop Unique AW14 was the best Topshop show so far, and arguably one of the shows that stood out the most this fashion week. Overall, I, and along with many, many others, was thoroughly impressed by the whole thing. The place, the layout, the models, and most importantly the clothes were all spot on, and I can't wait to see what Topshop is going to bring out next.

All Photos by the fab Susie Lau (via Stylebubble)

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