London Fashion Week S/S 09 – Topshop Unique

Topshop_unique_2When it comes to London Fashion Week, the show we’re always most interested in isn’t necessarily that of any of the big name designers or up-and-coming young stars (although those are always interesting too, of course). No, it’s the Topshop Unique show. Why? Well, because this is the show that, more than any other, gives us some degree of what real women will actually be wearing next season, and by “real women” we don’t mean fashionistas and people who see their clothes as a sublime, artistic expression of their inner selves, but, you know, women who shop in Topshop.

And what will the Topshop-shopping woman on the street be wearing in Spring/Summer 09, we hear you ask? Well, a litany of fashion crimes, basically. Double denim. Mom jeans. Jumpsuits. With hearts on them. In short, we’re canceling all annual leave for Fashion Police Officers, because we think next summer is going to be busy

But of course, that’s just us. Take a look under the jump to see some more images from the Topshop Unique show, and make up your own mind…

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We think this is a show that will remind lots of people of what it was like to grow up in the 80s, complete with Cindy Lauper-style hair bows and lots of denim. Speaking for ourselves, we’re pretty much done with fashion taking inspiration from the 80s now, and think if decades must be revived, it’s time for another one to have a turn. The 40s, maybe. We’d like that.

Do you like this, though? Will you be buying if and when the collection hits the store?

19 Comments

  • September 16, 2008

    peachfish

    those us who were actually alive and dressing ourselves in the 80’s know better than to ever be caught dead (much less alive and photographed) in outfits like these. if you choose to wear them, they WILL come back to haunt you one day.

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  • September 16, 2008

    Han

    I like those blue sunglasses, though.

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  • September 16, 2008

    Steph

    Burn it. Burn it all.
    I would love to see more 40s fashion around, but would quickly become very poor…

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  • September 17, 2008

    natalia

    come on now, why wouldn’t you wear a denim bikini top or heart-print pajama jeans out in public?
    seiously now topshop, why?

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  • September 17, 2008

    J.

    ok, really. who even comes UP with this?! it’s dreadful. i thought these trends died ages ago!

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  • September 17, 2008

    PillyPen

    I like the purple boots and the sunglasses. The rest is absolutely hideous. I think they’re punking us.

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  • September 17, 2008

    Kathleen

    Ew. And to think I was excited that Topshop was coming stateside.

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  • September 17, 2008

    Alina

    well in the last row, the denim dress is pretty cute. im not too fond of all that denim either.

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  • September 17, 2008

    V

    Not even the models look good in it, and that’s not easy to accomplish..
    I’d vote for the 40s to, or maybe the 30s 🙂

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  • September 17, 2008

    gokarm

    Not impressive. How amy winehouse is that last one? I don’t mind ugly and wierd and disturbing, but this isn’t even very creative. The denims are sloppy, the cuts are poor…that denim bikini top doesn’t even fit…generally the scarves are hideous and they distract from the clothes…it’s like a 14 year old in 1988 would dress…you know, that super awkward phase where they’re still working out how to apply trends…what a mess *shakes head*

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  • September 17, 2008

    Arielle

    Why? *cries*

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  • September 17, 2008

    Mousy

    Yeah, these just seem sloppy to me. =/ Not impressed. Also, the double denim… ewwww!

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  • September 17, 2008

    Amanda

    Well, it appears that all those old sci-fi TV shows and movies were wrong: the future will not look like the ’70s. It will look like the ’80s.

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  • September 17, 2008

    Hannah

    Why does the last model have one lop-sided breast? It must be a really badly designed “top” if it makes models look uneven… eww to the whole collection ’cause I hate blue denim. Indigo all the way – much more flattering.

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  • September 17, 2008

    Mona

    You could have used all three of these as Wear or Die posts 🙂

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  • September 17, 2008

    Theresa

  • September 17, 2008

    Natasha

    AAAAAAAAAH! My eyes! My eyes!!!!

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  • October 11, 2008

    Abby

    Why do all the models have to look so scary?

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  • January 28, 2009

    beka

    When does the collection hit the stores/website? I’m dying for the black boots!

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