Topman has taken a strong late 60s Woodstock stance with their SS15 collection, giving off feelings of the hippie and psychedelic era. Two highlights from the show were bold clashing prints and the reintroduction of flared jeans and trousers.
The past few seasons have always focused on slim and skinny fit leg wear, but now Topman have brought flares back in. The more baggy relaxed fit was prominent throughout, offering a lot more shape and movement.
There were plenty of prints, from spring sunflowers to statement geometric patterns, making for a very colourful catwalk. Clashing prints was a combination used a number of times to create their Spring/Summer looks, with layering of sweater vests with short and long sleeve polos just one example.
Although their casual wear is very bold for SS15, Topman have kept their suits very simple and pastel based, using light shades of blues and green.
PAUSE’s two stand out garments from the Topman show are the lightweight parka, lined with a playful sunflower pattern and a pink chain patterned t-shirt and shorts combination, with matching large briefcase.
Other parts of the SS15 show that are worth noting are double denim, accompanied with denim patches, a lot of yellow, open collars and geometric patterns.
Words: Jordan Bunker