It’s been four years since the last Kate Moss for Topshop collection, but if you thought Kate (Who, lest we forget, turned 40 this year) had hung up her fashion designer hat for good, you have another think coming: the model’s latest collection for Topshop launches on May 1st, and images from the lookbook are already starting to circulate.
So, what do we make of the new collection? Well, like the previous efforts, it’s definitely very “Kate”, with some pieces (Such as the yellow chiffon dress) being “inspired” by Moss’s own wardrobe. Yellow dress aside, there’s a definite boho/hippie chick vibe, with lots of paisley print, kaftans and tunic top. There’s also a fair bit of fringing, as the images at the top of the page demonstrate. Overall, we’d say this is fairly true to Kate’s style although whether it’ll be true to anyone else’s remains to be seen: or maybe not, actually. We found ourselves having flashbacks to some of the previous Kate Moss for Topshop collections as we flicked through these photos, and that made us wonder whether there’s still a market for items which we’ve seen before. Then we remembered how quickly the previous collections sold out, and how much those pansy print dresses still sell for on eBay, and we wondered no more. And it has to be said: if Topshop can convince people to buy the Meadham Kirchhoff pieces they released last year – and which we honestly thought were a cruel practical joke at first – they can probably see anything.
But back to Kate Moss. You’ll find some images from the upcoming collection in the gallery, and we’d love to hear what you think of them. If you love them, remember the collection launches on May 1st, and, in addition to Topshop itself, will also be available at Net-a-Porter and Nordstrom.