May 10, 2017 | By Carlene Thomas Bailey
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London: A brand known for their consistently changing aesthetic, Topshop Unique moved on from the glam rock glitz of the 1970s they showed for Spring and into a different era altogether, the 1930s. The clothes themselves were a bit more grown-up this season, with long-sleeved blouses and midcalf skirts and dresses evoking a prim secretary feel, but the signature youthful quirk Topshop is known for was still evident in a myriad of details. A bold Dalmatian print was echoed in a lighthearted canine-motif conversational, and face-paint and high-placed buns that suggested perky ears underlined the “man’s best friend” theme. Peter Pan collars detailed many of the looks for a sweet and saleable touch.
Color: Honeycomb yellow / Black / White / Camel / Rusty orange
Key Items: Dalmatian-spotted fur coat / Apron jumpers / Peter Pan-collared blouses and dresses / Cropped carrot trousers / Mid-calf dresses and skirts / Matched sets / Double-breasted coats
Materials: Burnout crushed velvet / Silk satin / Chenille / Leather / Chinchilla fur / Denim / Cashmere knits
Print + Pattern: Horizontal stripes and pinstripes / Art Deco-lettered prints / Dalmatian motifs and spotted prints / Conversationals
Details + Trim: Art Deco-inspired prints and patterns / Disney’s “101 Dalmatians” graphics, motifs and spotted prints / Peter-pan collars / Pin stripes / Sailor striped trim / Bow tied necklines
Accessories + Footwear: Lace stockings / Wristlet ruffled gloves / Patent Mary-Jane heels / Dalmatian-spotted booties, gloves and satchel handbags / Scrunched, ribbed knee socks
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