London Collections: Men – Topman Design AW14




What better way to kick start the new year with a sartorial vitamin dose of London men’s fashion and land two New Balanced feet solidly on the ground at the Topman Design AW14 show.

What a way to start our Glass coverage! Topman Design have catapulted themselves from the cowboy and western season of last, straight into a more apt sombre and grungy collection home to a welcome barrage of blacks, navy’s and oranges.

The show impresses more than last season with oversized chunky knitwear and the clever use of plastic and technical fabrics throughout being the star performers

A dark edge prevails throughout (although a hint of pastel blue does Sneak in) which is reminiscent of a dressed up ’90s punk band and Patrick Bateman’s American Psycho all thrown together.

If it couldn’t get better Topman Design ends to the melancholy soundtrack of Echo and the Bunnymen’s Killing Moon and as the catwalk rain pours down, the PVC raincoat is implemented to its fullest potential.

Key items:
– black and pu donkey coats
– amazing oversized dark plum knitwear
– larger flare seventies shaped trouser
– dark inky tones of navy
– gold metallic duffle coat
– pastel blue for autumn winter
– grungy ripped knitwear with olive leather pants

by Calvin Baillie