Shop the interactive Topshop Unique February 2017 Collection inspired by the urban traveller and Danny Boyle’s The Beach.
“It’s a celebration of everything we love about summer,” said Creative Director, Kate Phelan, at the Topshop Unique catwalk.
Whether you are going global in the real world or taking a virtual trip through your phone, it’s all about being inspired by a magpie mix. Cue an eclectic mix of must-have pieces; from beachy floral print slip dresses, cargo pants and super-oversized knits to dressing-up-box bias-cut satins, sheepskins and sparkles.
“We liked this idea of playing with proportions,” says Beth Fenton. “So one girl’s got a mini rucksack and another girl has a smart envelope bag, but she’s carrying it casually in her hand. Everything should feel slouchy.”
“We wanted a feeling of optimism so we looked back to the happy, heady days of early nineties Manchester, the Hacienda nightclub and the whole rave movement,” says Kate Phelan on the show’s other key inspiration. To get the ‘Madchester’ vibe simply zip-up your denim hoody over a satin slip, stick all your essentials in to a Lexington Belt Bag and bliss-out to the Moby and the Happy Mondays.
Lily Jean Harvey, Lilly Donaldson, Luna Bijl or Adwoa Aboah… Each of the 41 runway looks took the diverse supermodel cast as the starting point and made it their own. And what better way to underline the fact then the final-touch styling of cute badges printed with model names and causes.