Topshop Unique Spring Summer 2013 at London Fashion Week
Whether it was the unveiling of the brand new Topshop sponsored show space this season, the ultra new feel aesthetic or the actual clothing that hit the runway, this afternoon, there was something about the Unique Spring / Summer 2013 collection that felt fresh, modern and progressive. And not only because the brand have decided to go super digital on us this season with live stream, shop the items as you watch with 8 week delivery time and snap the catwalk options.
Just from the Perspex monochrome invitation, you could tell the brand had decided to go sleek, simple and modern this season, which seems to be a trend we're picking up on this fashion week. Is it me, or is everyone (literally everyone) sending their first looks down the runway in the form of ultra modern sheer whites? Always champions of upcoming trends, Unique followed suit, with Jourdan Dunn opening the show by way of a minimalist mini dress with mesh sheer panel cut outs, white of course. Moving along the same fresh feel, a series of monochrome checks appeared, again placed with the sheer white mesh.
Now was the time for colour. Not much of it mind you; a few splashes of yellow appeared teamed with geometric patterns and slouchy tailored cuts. Now blue; cobalt, strong and glossy, in the form of minimalist cut coats with cut out detail. Shaping took the form of cocoon style separates and note, the slouch jumpsuit is on its way back; think low slung hips, draped tops and flippy trousers, aka, ultra wearable. Topshop say, "The Unique SS13 collection is modern & minimal! Monochrome prints mixed with delicate rose and a burst of daffodil, and a touch of shimmer for an army of girls that aren't just cool but radiant".
The collection finished on a high with black sheers and a series of silver metallics. We have to admit, not our favourite Unique collection to date (we're still lusting after the military AW12 pieces), but come January we reckon some of those pieces will be at the top of our wish list. Check it out for yourself in the vid below.