Topshop Unique Spring 2013

Topshop goes minimal--and yes, 90s-inspired--for spring with a really chic and expensive-looking collection.
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Topshop goes minimal--and yes, 90s-inspired--for spring with a really chic and expensive-looking collection.
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The Clothes: Topshop goes minimal--and yes, 90s-inspired--for spring with a really chic and expensive-looking collection. The muted palette of graphic black and white was punctuated with the occasional Big Bird yellow and soft pink. Transparent skirts and dresses were strategically blocked with thicker fabric to cover naughty bits. Boxy and slightly oversized coats and vests were standouts. The whole collection had a sense of flow and ease. Nothing was tortured, overworked, or excessively styled. Can you say 90s minimalism?

What the Show Notes Said: Well, technically there were no show notes, but we found a blurb about the collection in the Topshop magazine: "Bauhaus was a reference for us, after the exhibition in London this summer. It's about the layered and textured look of the tapestries...We have been influenced by a nineties aesthetic too--like Corinne Day's pictures of Kate Moss."

The Hair and Makeup: Very pink eye shadow that almost veered into too-pink territory, rosy cheeks and bare lips. Hair was in a side part that was slick on the short side and generally messy with fly-aways.

The Vibe: Buzzy and young. The Tophsop venue was a tent set up in a park, complete with offerings of champagne, lemonade, and various sweet and savory treats. The runway was a spaceship-esque oval with tiny lights around the perimeter.

The Soundtrack: Remakes of Blondie's "Heart of Glass" and Hall and Oates' "I Can't Go For That"

The Front Row: Elle Fanning, Olivia Palermo, ADR, Leigh Lezark, Harley Veira Newton, Scott Schuman and Garance

Swag: Nail polish and lipstick vacuum-packed into a silver package.

Celeb We'd Most Like to See Wearing It: Kristen Wiig

WTF Moment: Cara Delevingne (who's walked pretty much every major show at LFW) looked like she stumbled and then had a bit of a giggling fit during her finale walk, which became contagious as the last few models in the line broke their poker faces and actually *gasp* smiled!

Photos: IMAXtree