Topman Design – in its fourth year showing as a solo project – displayed looks with bohemian Kashmiri and Moroccan influences this season. The collection started with sharp tailoring in the form of peak lapel suits in shades of sky blue, and off white with buttons that were in contrasting black and whites. These were all dressed over soft jersey pieces, teamed with derbys or a bright yet ‘hued’ coloured loafer.
The show then took a slant towards the more relaxed, luxury side of fashion – reflective of the summer season – with tailoring now being combined with shorts. However it was the chunky knit cardigan that was the centre of attention, thrown over silk shirts casually opened at the neck. The garments were rich in texture and seductive in palette, while patterns were bold and architectural; burnt oranges shared space with harsh greens and dark purples. Some colours were muted down by the black and burgundy suede shorts; others intentionally clashing, further reinforcing the collections eastern influences.
Loungewear was also on display; silk patterned pyjamas in a selection of mint green, golds and oranges were teamed with standalone outerwear. Following this was a jacquard printed trench accesorised with a rolled & belted morac leather shopper.
Formalwear made a re-appearance towards the end of the show, although this time blazers were paired with patterned shorts and pyjama bottoms.