London (PRWeb UK) September 13, 2009
Autumn / Winter 2009 sees the launch of Topman Ltd, a new concept from the Topman in-house design team which will deliver sophisticated, luxury collections with an emphasis on design, detail, fabric and finish.
The original brief, given to the team by Gordon Richardson, was to take a familiar Topman seasonal piece and design it in a way that they would choose to, should the normal restraints not be in place. A free-range project with the intent to deliver pieces to a Topman customer who's wardrobe ethos works on the basis of transitional pieces rather than disposable catwalk trends.
"Ltd is like the design teams very own solo album consisting of the kind of garments we all like to wear. With a simple paired down aesthetic these are familiar pieces within main range but have a more discreet style and subsequent fashion longevity. Designed as complete collections with distinct themes throughout the season, they can be bought as complete outfits or to mix in with an existing wardrobe," explains Gordon Richardson, Topman Design Director.
Ltd will officially launch in September with its first trend, Soiree in 10 UK and international Topman stores* as well as online at Topman.com. The second trend for the season, Rutger, will arrive in stores in mid-November.
Soiree exudes luxury, with opulent clothes reflecting opulent interiors, bringing eveningwear into daytime with a feel of old world gentry that has been handed down through the generations. Deep burgundy tipped suits are teamed with printed silk shirt and tie combos, grid print check shirts are worn with mélange knit blazers and preppy specs. Loose knit cardigans are tied over silk shirts paired with a slim line trouser and velvet appliquéd slippers. For the finishing touch add a simple silk neck tie or for a more opulent look choose a crushed velvet tasseled scarf.
With elements of science fiction and film noir, Rutger is a black on black power silhouette story inspired by the 1980's film, Bladerunner. Sharp tailoring and ergonomic outerwear represent an eighties vision of the future. Metallic yarn jumpers are worn over silk shirts, mini collared shirts are worn with zip detail hoodies, and charcoal jumpsuits can be twinned with a simple t-shirt or layered up with an asymmetric patchwork jumper teamed with chunky biker boots. Wool raglan sleeved coats are layered over slim line suiting. Complete the aesthetic with a leather barrel bag and high sheen metal buckle belt.
Keep up-to-date with all the updates regarding Topman LTD, the activities of the Topman Oxford Circus Flagship store unveiling on the Topman Blog http://blog.topman.com and follow Topman on Twitter http://twitter.com/TopmanUK.
Notes to editors
Stockists for Topman LTD
Internet, Oxford Circus, Manchester Arndale, Birmingham Bullring, Liverpool, Oxford St Selfridges, Leeds Briggate, Bluewater, White City, Trafford Centre, New York
- Topman first started trading in 1978
- There are now 185 Topman stores in the UK. Topman Oxford Circus regularly sees 75,000 customers each week
- There are Topman stores in over sixty cities worldwide including America, China, Japan and Russia
- Topman.com regularly ranks #2 store next to the Oxford Circus Flagship in the brand's portfolio with over 280,000 unique visits every week
For further information on Topman Ltd, please contact Kelly Reed / Gemma Boner at the Topman Press Office on telephone +44 (0)20 7291 2601 or send an email to contribute (AT) topman.com or contact via Twitter http://twitter.com/TopmanUK or @TopmanUK.
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