Tuesday, September 22, 2015

British Rebels at Topshop SS2016

I absolutely love the latest Topshop Unique collection for Spring/Summer 2016. Loved the description by creative director Kate Phelan - “Princess Margaret meets Courtney Love at a debauched garden party. ..She’s raided her mother’s closet for random heirloom pieces: marabou furs, gemstone chandelier earrings and cable-knit cardigans.” Said Phelan: “It’s less about good taste. There was no real formula about how things should be worn together. It’s that Topshop thing, about finding your own style within the collection.” I'm totally seeing Courtney here, especially the feminine tea dresses and nonchalantly draped furs with slashes of red lip.
I also see a dash of 'Desperately Seeking Susan" with satin blazers and touches of lace and a "thrown together' vintage vibe - which also harks back to grunge, along with cardigans and the aforementioned tea dresses. The show notes described “a beautiful British rebel” who is “first past the post at any social engagement”. This English vibe is seamlessly infuses with the grunge look, particularly the cricket style vests, trenches, furs and Wedgewood style prints. Fabulous.
Courtney & Amanda DeCadanet, 1995 & Courtney in fur

Topshop SS16 furs
 
                                                         Courtney                                                         
Topshop SS16
 
Courtney 
 Topshop SS16
Courtney
Topshop SS16
 
Madonna & Rosanna Arquette in Desperately Seeking Susan
 
Topshop SS16

Courtney's influence was also glimpsed at Marc Jacobs, who worked with Francois Nars to create disheveled rock-chick glam. Marc of course is known as for his groundbreaking grunge collection for Perry Ellis in 1992, when he shocked the fashion world with flannel, shrunken cashmere cardies, floral dresses with Doc Martens.


Marc Jacobs SS16









 Topshop SS16

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