Influenced by a moment in time that changed the face of fashion, TOPMAN Design share their Spring/Summer 2018 collection.
A time of dressing differently to everyone else, a time to be seen and heard. TRANSITION represents dressing for change and dressing for attention. You wanted to be looked at, you wanted to stand out.
It’s about understanding the power of shape, proportion and silhouette and not being afraid to go against the norm to create a new dangerous, rebellious, exciting look. The predominant silhouette is a strong masculine V-shape. This is created by tops being broad shouldered and cropped and bottoms being high waisted and long. This shape can be seen in tailoring which is shown in the form of a fine pinstripe grey, peak lapel, drop waist jacket and a bib fronted tailored harem trouser with elasticated waist detail.
The grey pinstripe shirt to complement the suit buttons from the back and has a funnel neck. A white oversized, belted, double-breasted, broad shouldered dinner jacket; double-breasted cropped tux jacket and a black and grey side-panelled track suit jacket are all worn with high waisted, pleated trousers. Fitted mesh vests are worn to toughen the look up.
The dominant colour palette throughout is black, grey, white and red with a drop of navy. Modern Romantic tracksuits are shown in these colours and are again cropped on top and high waisted on the bottom. They are adorned with abstract prints created from photographs documenting the modern day club culture of London and feature slogans such as ‘LOVE NOTE TO THE DEAD’.
Stripes are also prevalent and feature in the form of a belted, grey and black positive, negative mash-up stripe suit. They are also shown both horizontally and vertically on an oversized, batwing top and matching seven-pleat fronted trousers. These stripes are of various widths. Other standout pieces include a silver, bacofoil, bonded, leather biker jacket with side-lacing and a cropped, white painted, cracked leather military jacket. These are both broad shouldered and have silver zip ring pull metalwork.
The look is finished off with black and grey mismatched trainers, a patent, tassel loafer or a brogue, sandal hybrid which creates an open fronted brogue boot. Hair is wet, sweaty and club like and different coloured eye shadow is worn.
View the collection below and find out more about TOPMAN Design online now.