Topshop, I wish I knew how to quit you. I don't want to keep on extolling the virtues of Topshop to non-UK people, since international shipping has not yet started. The fact that about 30 posts here mention that TS word really is a cause for concern. Just as I was about to embark on a fairly Topshop-free season then, I go and find out designers Ann Sofie Back, Gareth Pugh and Richard Nicoll are ALL doing capsule collections for the Topshop boutique section which will be on sale this September. I respect Topshop for broadening up the appeal of three very much up and coming designers and giving them that sort of exposure. Furthermore, as I've mentioned before, Topshop's designer capsule collections are always very impressive and it really is fashion democracy that's well executed. You almost always get the true essence of the designer distilled into more affordable pieces. I hesitate to use the word cheap it's more mid-range than budget with a price range of £50-£150 but I always feel like it's money well spent. From Sofie Back, I'm hoping for sexy minimalist pieces. From Nicoll, tailoring with a twist. And from Pugh - well judging by his debut collection, black dresses with mini sputniks and puffa jackets?
Ann Sofie Back S/S06 // Richard Nicoll A/W06 // Gareth Pugh A/W06