Thanks for the early tip-off from Catwalk Queen, I surfed on over to Topshop and found exactly what I predicted would happen - turbans in the style of Prada SS07 in spitting image colours. Yup, it's safe to say that you can scoff at Topshop's claims that they don't take inspiration directly from the catwalk. If you wore these, anyone who vaguely is aware of what is going on in fashion would do a Prada-Point with their finger. Since I have done a wee dip into the turban pool, and despite the risk of having people do the Prada-Point on me, I faltered and impulsively bought the grey one. It's the one colour that these turbans don't come in at Prada and probably the one colour I'd get the most wear out of. I know what you're thinking - 'Susie, you victim!', but I promise come Tuesday when it arrives, I shall take the turban and pair it with something as far away from Prada SS07 as it comes and perhaps even take it to a new level for AW0708. I'll just keep repeating the mantra 'Remember Susie, turbans aren't just for spring summer 2007, they're for life....' or some such similar drivel.
Speaking of Prada, I have just noticed their website has had a bit of a revamp with some nifty drop down menus where as before it was a bit of a blank shell. On the site is a wonderful PDF download full of beautiful images of the SS07. I don't mean the ad campaign or just plain catwalk pictures. I mean purposeful photographs and montages taking us into the mind of Miuccia. Where were her influences drawn from? What was the context of the collection? The answers to those questions seem to lie in that PDF. I just hope there is a similar download for the AW07-08 collection, which I'm yet to fully grasp.