Topman Design
By Anna Glassman

ARCTIC URBANIST London: Opening on a series of monochrome cream ensembles, Topman’s F/W 13 collection had a distinctly arctic feeling, a theme Creative Director …

Jan 07, 2013
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ARCTIC URBANIST
London: Opening on a series of monochrome cream ensembles, Topman’s F/W 13 collection had a distinctly arctic feeling, a theme Creative Director Gordon Richardson developed when researching early gentleman explorers. Moving on to safety orange and cranberry, the presentation’s baggy, pleated nylon trousers tucked into snow-ready hiking boots and chunky turtleneck sweaters worn beneath fur-trimmed parkas were serious cold-weather gear, while cropped peacoats and double breasted suiting would make the transition to city streets. Casual and slouchy, the shiny evening finish on trousers and blazers was a flashy contrast to pumped-up, layered proportions and must-have functional backpacks and footwear.—Nina Stotler

Silhouette: Oversized / Layered & relaxed / Cropped / Tapered

Color: White / Cream / Tan / Dove grey / Sand / Pumpkin / Safety orange / Cranberry / Eggplant / Navy / Saffron / Bright coral

Key Items: Puffer parkas / Relaxed pleated trousers / Chunky sweaters / Peacoats / Double breasted jackets / Intarsia knits

Materials: Wool / Waffle knits / Nylon blends / Leather / Waxed cotton / Silk

Print + Pattern: Stamped tattoo repeats / Abstract maps / Enlarged symbols

Details + Trim: Fur trim / Drawstrings / Pleating / Hoods / Oversized collars

Accessories + Footwear: Rugged hiking boots / Backpacks / Knit beanies / Marled knit socks / Slim belts / Twisted silk scarves

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