Sunday, 20 September 2009

Kate hysteria at Topshop Unique...

Topshop Unique showed at Baker Street in the Topshop sponsered NewGen venue. Apart from the tropical heat in the place melting away some of the well sculptured fashionista faces, I particularly liked this venue. Danielle Scutt had shown there the day before and it was a really light space with high ceilings and and nice little chill out area.

It was amusing to look on as an outsider at the paparazzi scrums for the celebrities on the front row. The previous day it was Alexa Chung (who was also at Topshop) and Peaches Geldof triggering the snaps but on arrival at Topshop Unique they only had eyes for Miss Moss. Taking centre stage next to Sir Philip Green and his daughter, it made for great people watching until the lights went down and everyone remembered why they were actually there, not to see Kate Moss but to see the new collection- duh!

So on with the show, bright, bubbly, upbeat with painfully thin models which at times took my mind off the clothes themselves, with their pelvic bones sticking out, quite unsightly as they all looked about 12 aswell!

Influenced by laid back California chic, the collection had a strong sportswear element looking to 80's and early 90's skateboarding and surf culture using embroidered badges on jackets and shorts. Oversized garments still popular giving it that thrown together 'borrowed my boyfriends' look.

Apologies for the poor quality video attached, I don't think Steven Spielberg need worry anytime soon!