Taking a trip down ‘70s Eastern Europe, the Topman SS16 collection centred on themes of travel and exploration, and finds updated denim styles across all of the new trends, with formalwear retaining the familiar signature silhouette in new finishes and fabrications.
The ’70s trend that has came back to play recently on the catwalks is updated with retro sportswear elements, such as striped panelling on trousers, and classic logo detailing. Besides that, typical ’70s silhouettes can be seen with pyjama style fabrics and ‘revere’ collar shirts, with muted tones of tan and green, not to mention, psychedelic prints of yellow and purple.
An expression of function and form can be seen in the collection, with the expansion on classic silhouettes, such as slim trousers and tailored shorts, and on technical fabrics of parachute nylon. Navy, grey, and mustard yellow are prevalent tones throughout key pieces of the nylon co-ord tailored shorts and parachute parkas.
Asides from all that, the collection strips back to mere essentials inspired by the urban Eastern Europe scene, with wide and straight leg denim of the ‘80s fused together with a focus on sportswear and anarchistic graphics and typography. The minimalistic theme prevails in tonal shades of grey marl and white, and accents of blue and red, upon highlight pieces of white denim dungarees and denim jeans and jackets.