Tough tomboy gets picture pretty”, an excerpt from the Topshop blog, sets the tone for what’s to come.


One of the sublime things about London Fashion Week is the Topshop Unique autumn winter 2014 show. For all the covetable runway digs that we see from city to city, it’s nice to also know that Topshop is in the mix with accesible runway fashion for every girl.

The Topshop Unique autumn winter 2014 show was set in the sleek venue of the Tate Modern. While the design team took a cue from schoolgirl uniforms as their inspiration this season, these aren’t your average uniforms. No standard issue navy here, the concrete runway was brightened up with layered shades of cornflower blues and greys for the first looks.

There was a certain tough girl ”I can do anything” vibe with the smoldering smoky eye, and coats that shrugged off one shoulder*


Buttoned up blouses layered under pinnafore like dresses and shorts paired with over the knee boots gave a 60′s flavor.

When Sam Rollinson hit the runway in the color blocked moto, 50′s schoolgirls influenced by Rebel Without a Cause came to mind.

The ochre yellows, sienna browns and camels that followed caught our attention. The story was pretty and modern with the oriental inspired embellishments and the python coat silhouette had a very “right now” feeling to it.

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There were also pretty embellishments and prints with an Oriental art deco feeling. Loved the white blouse with the beading and the ivory dress worn by model Devon Windsor.

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Of course, you can count on a scene in the front row complete with Anna Wintour and Kate Moss and a model pack full of great casting.

Photographs thanks to Carly Tati Studio contributor London based Andy Barnham check his facebook page here.

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