For AW16, Topman Design has created a 1970’s tactile daydream. Long line silhouettes clash with cropped jackets and crushed velvets are set by bleached denim. This collection encapsulates the ‘c’est la vie’ attitude of the 1970’s, appropriated for the modern man.
Draped over the shoulders, heavy wool coats and silk pyjama shirts are clutching onto the models. Oversized jumpers are paired with snug box jackets. A relaxed approach to tailoring is used to create baggy suits which rebel against conformity. Dressing gown silhouettes are the feature of this collection adding to the nightcap-style beanies and loose-fitting silk pieces.
Mustard, burnt orange, brown and purple are the components of this hazy colour palette. With 1970’s floral designs on crushed velvets and silk shirts. Chunky roll neck jumpers, with sleeves hanging way past the cuff, reflect the nonchalant attitude. Denim two-pieces are distressed with appliqued patches accompanied by ripped sweatshirts.
This collection is all about the relaxed and the rejection of the traditional, with free flowing lines and a juxtaposition of texture; Topman Design has created a capsule for the care-free gent.
Written by Gabrielle Kynoch, video source British Fashion Council YouTube.