London Fashion Week kicked off with Top Man’s Fall/Winter 2016 collection, which put to rest all of my doubts and fears about embodying the 70’s trend, which it seems to resonate as a continuation of the SS16 trend, as well as a touch of grunge and 90’s, what with the destroyed denim.
Velvet in deep dark reds, orange, brown, black, but also in a breathtaking baby blue damask print, which I must have. Wool suits and separates in gray, a continuation of statement coats with the recently reintroduced floor and three-quarter lengths in houndstooth, floral prints, and zig-zag patterns. I hate floral prints, but they’re big for Spring/Summer 2016 and obviously continue to be represented though FW16. The color palette included deep wines, burnt orange and rusty reds, black, gray, light wash denim, and a touch of purple. There was an appropriately loose-fitting and oversized silhouette, and the fabric selection was everything with the 70’s androgynous use of silks, velvet, wool, and on-trend knits.
Cable-knit sweaters, floral print tops, leather and shearling jackets- this guy is like a chic vampire rockstar that has lived through the eras but hasn’t aged. It personifies everything I’ve been saying I want to wear since seeing Interview with the Vampire. It was an overall chic and exciting collection, one which will bring out the inner rockstar in all of us.