Topshop Unique showed in Covent Garden this afternoon.
Its runway was made from dried leaves, setting the mood for an animal march. Models wore elaborate headpieces--think porcupines, lions, skunks, deer--over their massively teased hair and fluffy eyebrows. Our first question post-show was, "When do those go into production?"
They don't, according to Topshop PR, but luckily everything else will.
Shoes were excellent; stirrup boots in both bootie and over the knee form, with coin purses, buckles, tassels and other baubles. Military capes came in green and brown with shearling and leather detail. Furry hot pants were a personal favorite, as well as chiffon shorts and knit sweater dresses.
Of course, one worries with Topshop that it won't quite look the same when massively produced, but we'll keep our fingers crossed until September.