A refreshing contrast to last season, Topman Design Spring 2013 presented us with a fun, wearable collection filled with vibrancy and colour. Gordon Richardson’s inspirations were a combination of the cultural divide in early 80’s America – West Coast skater/surfer boy vs. East coast tailored man-about-town. Stemming from the American graffiti artist Jean- Michel Basquiat, Richardson wanted to create a collection that flaunted youth and rebellion, with a tailored twist.
The show opened with fine, pastel grey, tailoring teamed with thoughtful bursts of bright prints, moving into florescent basketball tops, floral prints combined with a powerful cut out brogue. Lazer cut jackets and neon knits were worked in with sheer organza and oversized tees, whilst light macs and parachute parkas were teamed with fluro graphic shortsCycle shorts peaked through tailored shorts and were worn with black socks, styled with colourful beanies, oversized backpacks and skateboards. . FIASCO specifically noted down the tailored grey boiler suit, a daringly wearable look which, fingers crossed, could be a potential essential for next summer.
Boasting an impressive front row of Ronnie Wood, Alexa Chung, David Gandy, Reggie Yates and Sam Sparro, Topman Design has yet again put high street menswear on a whole new, incredibly exciting level.