Today sees the launch of Topman‘s first collaboration with a British born artist.  Topman will release an exclusive collection inspired by the photography and artwork of Hull-born Richie Culver.

Culver, who’s well known for his experimental paintings, photography and collages, admits that photography has always served as a way for him to explore his own identity and make sense of the turbulent life around him. His work is often seen as autobiographical and thought to depict his time spent as a young adolescent growing up in Hull and London.

Culver has selected these particular photographs for his collaboration with Topman as he believes both adults and teenagers will respond positively to the experiences they represent, as either having lived through them or as they currently face them.

Culver explained that: “Working with Topman means a lot to me, just like the British weather, sarcasm, football, things people see as English or British, Topman is up there in my opinion. This collaboration feels personal to me and I’ve tried to make the collection as British as possible, pulling out pieces from my artwork to fit today’s Topman.”

Topman‘s Creative Director, Gordon Richardson, added, “Our first major collaboration with a British artist could not have been more exciting. Richie’s involvement with the choice of artworks and appropriateness of the garments on which they are printed has been super personal right down to the smallest detail.”

The collection will be available to buy online and in selected Topman stores. Locations include Topman Oxford Circus, Selfridges (Oxford Circus) and Shoreditch.

Written by Orla Wallis.