TOPMAN AW17: A funky revamp of circulated trends

On the 6th January TOPMAN rang in the new year by rejuvenating several tried and tested styles. Featuring double denim, retro patterns, and PVC, TOPMAN AW17 revitalised well known fashion trends, whilst maintaining their typically androgynous approach to men’s fashion. A blast from the past and a vision of the future, models strutted the catwalk donning outfits in styles both old and new, with a more vibrant edge in comparison to the collection for AW16. 

From piratesque get-ups, to boho styled silk shirts and hoodies that paid homage to 90s rave culture, a range of personas were displayed within the careful presentation of clothing for each model. The use of colours and materials were also notable, stepping away from the deep, decadent velvets and silks showcased in 2016, and into eye catching neon tones, contrasted against dark greys and blacks in jersey and nylons. 

The collection focussed predominantly on outerwear, exhibiting this domain as one with many facets and creative outlets. From festival vibes associated with bubblegum pink anoraks, to dapper plaid double breasted coats and edgy distressed leather jackets. Many featured garments fell within the recent ‘athleisure trend’, incorporating white trainers, panelled and quilted tracksuits as a form of clothing that is both functional for physical activity and stylish and wearable as a casual brand.