Textures were to be doubled up at Topman Design today. Chiffon shirts got the devore treatment with velvety floral overlays and the fun didn’t stop there. Kimonos were clad in the same flowered print and a two piece oversized suit got the double distressed velvet treatment in bronze. Devore even crept onto knits and matching plum trousers. Menswear seems to be at its comfiest and cosiest for AW16. Just as desirable are the silk shirts and pyjama pants, look like you’ve just rolled out of a luxe bed for all of winter.
Even the cuffs managed to drip away at Topman. Unbuttoned and longer than the boys’ fingertips, sleeves were Prada-esque but, dare we say it, even prettier on oversized shirts in dainty prints that were long like dresses that crept out below waistcoats and blazers. Hoodies had languid double drapes on their fronts and coats were the shape of dressing gowns.
Double denim has been a staple trend in recent years but Topman upped their game in double acid wash. Denim was scuffed, ripped and frayed, naturally but also had micro foiled patterns. Funnel necked hooded jackets looked like straightjackets in pale blue in a welcome change to the classic. Finally we got a nostalgic look back to noughties fun fashion – trouser chains, you’re no-one without one this season.