Jul 04, 2017 | By Lizzy Bowring
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London: Last season Topshop Unique’s woodland creatures were born from the earth, but this spring the girls seem as though they blasted in from outer space. Like many other designers this season, head of design Emma Farrow channeled her vision into a wide variety of 1970s silhouettes. Wide leg pants, sweeping maxis, abbreviated hotpants, and crop tops were all there, but the looks were made more complex with a creative range of materials. Sheer layers, shredded webby knits, dramatic swinging fringe and laser-cut leather added dimension and movement to the glam-rock-inspired looks. Prints, more than ever for Topshop Unique, played a major role, with geometric photorealistic motifs and swirling smoky imagery appearing on everything from oversized caftans to fitted frocks with floating trains. The abundance of intricate looks may be somewhat overwhelming for the UK retailer’s young and fashion forward clientele, but in isolation, most pieces will add just the touch of newness that Juniors will be looking for come spring.
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