Jan 13, 2017 | By Lizzy Bowring
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London: For Spring summer 2015, Topshop Unique went for a trip down memory lane and sent forth a happy, lighthearted collection that drew on the “faded glamour of of the British seaside. From Pier to Pleasure beach at its core,” as the show notes stated, “here was a switched on youthful spirit, dancing all night in a sea sprayed celebration of youth culture that lives for the weekend.” Bold cycling jerseys, floral filly knickers and made for dancing pleats in a collectiion that was inspired by both equal parts sportswear and the dance hall; where girl meets tomboy in flirty, pretty dresses and at the same time, confirming the enduring cool of Unique. – Lizzy Bowring
Silhouette: Girly meets tomboy
Key items: Cycling jerseys / Frill knickers / Pleated skirts / Body skimming dresses / Boxy jackets / Sweatshirts / Short shorts / Knit bandeau / High-waist skinny trousers / T-shapes / Slip dresses / Button-front shirts / Summer toppers
Colour: Pillar box red / Pistacchio / Sherbert / Lemon / Caramel / Cherry / Black
Print & Pattern: Stripes / Graphic floral camouflage / Bold colour blocking
Materials & knits: Satins / Bonded cottons / Basketweave leathers / Sporty nylons / Ribbed knits / Silver lame / Leather / Crystal pleating / Swarovski stones
Footwear: Strappy sandals
Accessories: Tambourine bags / Bowling totes / Seaside rock bangles / Eyewear from prism
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