Sunday, 16 September 2012

London Fashion Week: Topshop Unique SS13

The Topshop Unique SS13 showcase was one of the most highly anticipated shows of London Fashion Week. The revolutionary introduction of an interactive online video stream increased the pre-show hype for those of us who were not lucky enough to attend in reality. When the front row fashionistas were arriving, viewers around the globe could see celebrities such as Olivia Palermo and Elle Fanning making themselves at home in the hottest seats in London. The white, oval-shaped catwalk was an elegant taster to what Topshop Unique had in store, and suggested that we were about to see a serene and pure collection.

I was sure that the show would include monochrome, yellow, and simple patterns, and I certainly was not disappointed. The photographs I have used in this post are taken from the Topshop Twitter page and are from behind the scenes at the show. I have chosen a couple of my favourite looks - a difficult task seeing as the collection was incredibly wearable - and will include a few sentences as to why I have chosen each look.

This was my favourite look of the entire show. The ultra-cool monochrome pattern of the mini-dress is extremely current, and not at all fussy. I can see it being worn in the day time, evening, or out at night, suggesting a very versatile piece. The beautiful yellow jacket sets off the dress perfectly, and would make any girl stand out in a crowd. The material of both the dress and the jacket looks light and luxurious - a perfect material for either slinking down a catwalk or the high street. I really cannot wait to get my hands on this opulent outfit! 

I truly loved the tone of the yellow used in the Topshop Unique show, so naturally I loved this trouser and long jacket combination. It looked fantastic coming down the all-white catwalk, and really stood out amongst the looks. The patterned top underneath was suitably interesting in its own right, but not overpowering. Another must have outfit for SS13!

The jumpsuit still deserves to be a fashion staple. They are wonderfully wearable, and offer a stylish alternative to dresses. This one is particularly gorgeous, and I am in love with the pattern! I am a monochrome lover, and this tartan is an absolute delight! I really think that this highly wearable piece will feature in my SS13 wardrobe. 

Coco Chanel knew the power of black and white, and so does Topshop Unique. It may seem like a contradiction, but I think that this outfit is simple yet dramatic. The skirt is a modest length, but the cropped top gives the outfit a more youthful injection. The long white jacket creates an elegant silhouette, and the elegance continues down to the feet with the delicate silver heels. 

It seems that no prestigious catwalk show at LFW is complete without the gorgeous Cara Delevingne, and here she is wearing an equally gorgeous look. I am in love with the collarless jacket: the colour and texture make it look very high-end, and I will certainly be adding it to my SS13 wishlist! The top, high-waisted skirt, jacket, and clutch combination create an ultra-cool look that I am sure will be imitated by many fashion loving girls around the globe. 

I adore the midnight tone of this striped jacket. This alluring look is most definitely another of my favourites, as I love black and blue together. It looked extremely sexy and dramatic coming down the luminously white catwalk, and I am also extremely jealous of this model's toned torso! 

The Topshop Unique SS13 collection was an absolute triumph, and has most definitely been one of my highlights of LFW so far. 

Tomorrow I will be making my way to Somerset House to watch the David Koma show live, and I am literally buzzing with excitement! Watch this space!

Love Lucy x


  1. Lovin' topshop!! it is such a cool place ! Could you please consider following each other?

  2. I absolutely love their newest collection!