THE FULL REPORT: TOPSHOP UNIQUE

Posted on February 20, 2011

Get ready to go back to the elegant era of 1930s America with Topshop Unique. For AW11, our amazing in-house design team, journeyed back to the industrial age with sumptuous silks, refined silhouettes and detailing Cruella de Ville would have been proud of.

As the soundtrack opened on a 101 Dalmations Disney classic, the first model strode onto the catwalk and we started seeing spots!  A voluminous faux fur coat with its collar turned up, worn over hiked-up trousers and thick woollen socks had the front row scribbling away.

Faux-fur trimmed dresses and flowing, spotted silk that skimmed the knees and all but screamed elegance-with-a-twist bought a decadent image of Hollywood glamour to mind. Want to go to Miami in a in one of those enormous faux fur stoles? We do too!

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A cute square-bibbed sailor suit got a new season update in doggy-printed denim and we noted that the wide-leg tailored crop is due to continue its reign over fashion well into next season. You heard it here first! Worn with sweetly feminine jumpers with a canine motif, pinstripes become less American gangster and more cutesy.  

There were trenches, tailored jackets and boxy rich-girl cover-ups with leather trims, sumptuous faux-fur collars and patent piping . A cream silk shirt with a double collar – black and then frothy ruffles – had us gasping for more. As seen at Unique, we’ll be wearing ours with a flapper-esque drop-waist skirt or tucked into pleat front high-waist trousers and with an elegantly mannish overcoat slung over our shoulders.

Swinging skirts hung swung below prim tops and everything was belted, belted, belted with a canine twist! Pencil stripes circled midi lengths and matching two pieces, while doggy detail prints ran across tops and bottoms alike.

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A devore city sky-scape soared on sheer dresses with twisted fronts that revealed a sliver of skin here and there and made us want to go dancing at a speakeasy, while a marabou feather coat was one of the most glamorous pieces we've seen in an age!

From the T-bar peep toes inspired by chorus-line girls to the black and white dog-spot furry boots, the ladylike boxy handbags, and the Art Deco jewels, the accessories at the Unique AW11 show were more desirable than ever.

Whether you’re all for off-duty chic or you’re a glamorous girl, this collection will steal your heart. And if, like us, you’ve always secretly wanted an enormous maribou wrap-up to swan about town in then you’re going to feel right at home!

If you missed our AW11 Unique show, or just want to watch it again – you can here. And how cute is this sketch my Margot Bowman? We love the models' wiggle…

 

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oh i love it all!!!!!!


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This is absolute genius! and I hear Anna Wintour was spotted in the front row?! Ah-mazed! xx


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My ONE mission for AW 11/12 is to get my hands on that grey sailor onesie! Perfection!!!! That being said, I love everything.


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I loved this collection so much, especially the shoes!


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I saw the fashion pack descending yesterday, so so wanted to sneak in!!

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lovin this collection. <3 the disney theme.

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LOVE these images. They are amazing, if only i were a girl!
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matthew
xoxo


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It was lovely & I l also loved the music… does anybody know the soundtrack of this part of the Topshop Show: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LKOReEZmE-0
Many Thanks…


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i loved the doggey print it reminded me of bindy my pet i had when i was a little girl


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