Celia Birtwell’s new collection for Topshop: we’re not fans

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There’s no easy way to say this. We know Celia Birtwell’s an iconic designer and all, but seriously: that is an ice-dance costume on the top left of the picture, isn’t it? And that is a belly-window on the dress on the right, no? It doesn’t get much better under the jump, either…


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And again with the "ice dance" look. What’s with that, we wonder? In conclusion, as the title says, we’re not fans, but we know someone out there will love these, and see them as the perfect chance to own a Celia Birtwell dress for circa £70, so if you’re that someone, you’ll want to check these out over at Topshop. Do tell us what you yhink of them first, though…

10 Comments

  • September 26, 2008

    Raechel

    I actually quite like the top left dress! Maybe the satin material could go amis, that does make it look like it should be on Dancing on Ice, but other than that I like it!

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  • September 26, 2008

    gokarm

    I’d really like the belly hole one if it didn’t have the freakin’ belly hole. The other three…blech.

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  • September 26, 2008

    Aimee

    Love the top left, would love to wear it with a pair of white tights (or stockings!) and a pair of black patent mary jane shoes!

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  • September 26, 2008

    Arielle

    I wouldn’t wear any of them, that’s for sure.

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  • September 26, 2008

    peachfish

    I think they’re pretty hideous.

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  • September 26, 2008

    Rock Hyrax

    Am I the only one who thinks “medieval princess costume” when they look at the top-left? All that’s missing is the conical hat with veil thing draping from the top – oh wait, we’re in Top Shop – just get a pierrot hat, rip the bobbles off and you’re almost there…

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  • September 28, 2008

    Sid

    D:
    I see nipples in the top right dress! So it’s a Shress as well! That makes it doubly no-no to wear!

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  • September 29, 2008

    nicole

    The top right dress could almost be wearable with a cami and leggings under. Almost.

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  • September 29, 2008

    natalia

    is it just me or does the top right dress look like a pregnant model/mennequin is wearing it?

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  • November 29, 2008

    Lai-Lai

    They’d look addorable on children, or make sexy Summer nightgowns.
    The other two would look fine with black pants.

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Celia Birtwell’s latest collection for Topshop now available

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Celia Birtwell’s latest capsule collection for Topshop arrived in-store this week, and has yet to completely sell out, so if you’re a fan of Birtwell’s 60s style pieces, you might want to get your credit card at the ready. This collection brings back the blouse in a big way (not that it’s really been away as such, but it looks like we’re going to be seeing a whole lot more of the blouse next season. And we’ll probably be seeing a whole lot more of you too, if you don’t wear something underneath these sheer ones…) and everything’s sheer(ish), chiffon or silk. Prices are around the £55 mark, although there is a playsuit version of the dress shown above, which retails for £75. Yes, we did say "playsuit"…

You can view the entire collection here, but don’t forget to come back and tell us what you thought of it!

4 Comments

  • August 12, 2008

    Nina

    Thumbs down. Am totally not impressed. Plus this blouse-thing looks really creepy…

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  • August 13, 2008

    gokarm

    I am unimpressed as well. It’s not at all to my tastes of course, but…too much pattern mixed with unusual shapes…one or the other, I say.

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  • August 13, 2008

    Nance

    This should be a Wear or Die.

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  • August 13, 2008

    Nina

    Harhar! Nance! You got it right!!!

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Celia Birtwell’s new collection for Topshop now available online

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Celia Birtwell’s latest collection for Topshop
is now available at the Topshop website, and it looks like "chiffon" was the key word here. Lots of pretty, girly tops and floaty dresses, plus some fabulous, limited edition print scarves, like the one shown above. My favourite items are the top and scarf I’ve picked out in the picture, but I’m still a little confused with this collection, because I tend to think of chiffon as very much a "summer" fabric, and we’re now getting into autumn, so I can’t see myself wearing many of these pieces, other than for special occasions. Go take a look and tell me what you think. 

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