Thursday, 25 February 2010

topman design fall winter 2010



wednesday was the dedicated menswear day during london fashion week. i went along to the topman design fall winter 2010 show, and find myself making a long list of things i really want come next season. if the looks seem deja vu to you, then you're probably not wrong. the first few looks, which were my favourites from the show, appeared to be heavily inspired by another british label which showed in milan a month ago. i am not sure if it is a case of coincidence, but to be inspired by a collection which debuted a month ago and have samples made and delivered in time for today's show seem too far fetched.

so my conclusion is: great minds think alike, and that aviator coats will be the must have for fall winter 2010. i love love love military influences, and i really hope these pieces make it to the production floor. shearling is also a rather expensive raw material, so it will be interesting to see how topman will price these pieces.

i am not one to embrace the "trousers in boots" look, but the cut of those trousers combined with the very delectable boots, is slowly changing my mind. love.


and i totally adore those slim fitted cargo style sweat pants. i really need those trousers and boots, like now! i was commenting to steve and elliot from buckstyle, that it's annoying that we see something on the runway but can't get them until six months later when it hits the shop floor (that is if that look made it to production too). it's becoming a trend with womenswear that one can order/buy the looks straight off the runway. i hope this will soon catch up with menswear. in this day and age it's all about instant gratification.

really loving the collection, especially the first few aviator/military looks. i know where i will be shopping next season. (mental note: must buy arcadia group shares)

click here to view the topman design show.





pics credit: getty images


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13 comments:

  1. I am not just saying this. Yours is the BEST mens fashion blog out there. Seriously, immaculately chic.

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  2. I love the collection too! Those pieces are definitely on my wishlist too. Military inspired looks are the rage:)

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  3. thanks inaki, you're too kind :)

    kev: we should all shop at topman, save some dosh!

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  4. Those pants are really great. I love the slounchy oversized pockets on the 4th pic

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  5. been following your blog for a while so about time i left a comment!
    first things first, why oh why don't we have top man in hong kong!?!? (where i live as of now).

    and i just bought some slim fitted sweat pants, now it's getting too hot to wear them...

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  6. The boots look great! I also love the pullover with the long cuffs.

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  7. hey joe did topman do sample sales after the catwalk show?

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  8. you have a brilliant blog - love this post. i like it how you always get 'em out first (and then you see the same stuff on the other blogs, heh)!

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  9. Yes Joe, Topshop here we come! Fortunately, we do have Topman here that stocks the Topman design range:) When you coming over to SG?

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  10. anon: i didn't hear of any sample sales...

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  11. I'm dying over the boots and the trousers too!

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  12. Loving it, especially the short military jacket with shearling collar. If I cant get my hands on one of the Burberry ones I'll settle for this.

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