London Collections: Topman A/W ’13

What a way to kickstart the second London Collections: Men!

This morning (7 January), fashion press and buyers decamped to The Old Sorting Office on New Oxford Street, to see what Sir Phillip Green’s design team at Topman had to offer for Autumn 2013.

After the neon overload of Spring 2013′s collection, it was surprising to see that the opening ensemble was completely white. The focus, it seemed, was on texture and layering rather than colour and statement prints.

The hungry audience – including David Gandy and Tinie Tempah – were soon treated to some more colourful hues in the form of tangerine, tomato and lemon. Feeling fruity, Sir Phil?

Cropped duffel coats layered over knitwear and matched with loose-fit trousers created a new silhouette, destined to be adopted by the fashion-forward crowd.

If men can be ‘Ski Bunnies’, then this is definitely a tag we would use to describe the models coming down the catwalk. Padded jackets, trousers tucked into boots and faux-fur lined hoods offered escapism from grey London to the slopes of Chamonix.

A great mix of people in the audience gave the venue a real buzz. Henry Holland was an avid tweeter during the show, our favourite tweet coming from him:

‘I don’t trust a straight man who likes clothes.’

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