They say that the 80s and 90s will make a huge comeback in the fashion world this year. And Topshop takes the lead in doing just that.
Femininity dramatizes the details this season – soft frills and delicate ruffles are worked into pretty tea dresses, and blouses are given high tie-necks. English Garden floral prints exudes a vintage appeal and are a mix of scales in this collection. A graphic edge is also found through old-school boating stripes and ginghams.
Fluorescent shocks of apricot, rose pink, peach, and red sit easily against a neutral palette of oyster beige and traditional hunting greens. The beautiful soft sheers are edged in delicate lace, reminiscent of lingerie slips.
Dreamy candy-coloured satin, velour, holographic foil-coated effects on plastic macs, metallic and sequined denim are softened with frothy pastel feathered ‘throw-ons’, all serving tribute to a mood-elevating playful take on bubblegum pop culture. Shell pink and soft blue form the soft base of this colour palette, with a streak of acid yellow and highlighter orange splashed across the details.
The soft girly aesthetic of tiered tutus and mini frills is juxtaposed against a strong activist spirit, played out though slogan tees and sweats, and graffiti-printed denim. Sportswear influences continue to shine through accessories of super-platform trainers and Velcro-strapped platform sandals. Baseball caps, and bumbags look back on the raves of the nineties, and will transport you to next year’s festivals.
An undercurrent of the 80s bubbles away through retro floral prints with a psychedelic intensity and play of graphic colour-blocking. With colour-pop tailoring and latex/patent rain macs, little is spared of this bold statement.
Contrasting shapes modernise this version of the ‘80s, swathed blouses and slinky draped dresses are paired with shrink-wrap spandex and latex disco pants while bell sleeves and relaxed longline jersey tops lay over flared pleated trousers and A-line midi skirts.
Vibrant shocks of colour are neutralized by fresh mint, sky blue and pale biscuit feature throughout.