It was all about the good girl gone bad at Topshop Unique AW14 as the high street brand continue their runway success for another season.
Topshop Unique’s head of design Emma Farrow knows what her customer likes, every season she designs a collection thats wearable and ideal for their target market. In stark contrast to SS14, AW14 was all about layers and textures, from exotic animal skins and leathers to incredible furs in an array of colours.
Some colours took us back to AW13 with lemon, cornflower blue and beige making often appearances but it was all in the detail, from luxurious textures to incredible embellishments. Topshop described the collection with phrases such as ‘tough tomboy gets picture pretty’ and ‘rebellious school girl. Fresh, easy and cool’ it was all about good girl gone bad.
Nature, English heritage and school sports kits were cited as inspiration, with patterns and prints of ornate garden features, peacocks, roses, snakes and feathers, all designed by the Unique design team nature played a big part. The focus was on the impeccable outerwear, we loved the pink fur patchwork coat of mohair and Mongolian lambs wool belted at the waist, a style also seen on Burberry’s catwalk is this going to be the silhouette of AW14?