Topshop – S/S Trends 2012

The sight of these beauties in my inbox made me want to fast forward to summer even more than before… and that was already a lot.
Do Topshop ever let us dedicated fashion hounds down? A terrific Friday Fashion Feast for my Followers….

Check out one of my favourites from the upcoming range this zesty South Pacific Floral silk blouse £32…. definitely more than a few stylish nods to catwalk favourites Mary Katranzou, Versace, Basso and Brooke etc.

                                                                                                         SURF LUXE

Ushering a new direction in sportswear, Surf
Luxe brings opulent fabrics and 90’s shapes to SS12. Contrasting colours
and top-to-toe tonal dressing mix acid brights with pastel shades.  A
grunge feel is can be found in the  high waisted tube skirts worn
mid-calf length and racer back vests in soft marl; whilst the classic biker
jacket is given a high octane twist  featuring bold prints. Jersey
hooded sweats and ponchos in fine nylon offer a directional rainwear cover
up. Grown-up joggers in soft silks and leggings are broken up with mesh
panels and neat tailoring. The dress is short and body-con in shape worked
in neoprene and dazzling engineered organza; embellishment comes in the
form of zips while large spotted graphics create interesting juxtapositions.
Cut outs along the neck line and on the back provide a figure hugging finish.


Print leads the way in South Pacific: a highbred
of contrasting kaleidoscopic baroque borders, animal prints and high octane
hibiscus florals are all brought together in a palette of brights. The
prints create a stand out presence against a backdrop of deeps plums, worked
on silks and patched together with mesh.  Body-con cropped shapes
contrast with relaxed t-shirt and shift shapes layered to provide a sporty
profile. Pastle coloured denim is mixed with prints worn in a skinny capri
length to dress down the look. Jackets are oversized and bomber in shape,
reminiscent of rave gear. The bandeau and high-waisted hotpant are key


Warlocks and folk inspired fairly tales creep
through in this softer summer trend. Incorporating festival stylings and
anglicized spirits, Spring Equinox focuses on craft detailing. Lace inserts
are patched on denim, fluorescent broderie anglaise detailing can be found
on lace panelled mid length dresses and paint prints decorate stiff chiffon.
Blanket inspired knitwear is made with spaced dyed wool, and comes as a
chunky crew neck jumper and a thin-knit vest dress.  Jersey tees are
appliquéd and woven to add dimension and are cropped in shape. Celebrate
summer solstice in heavily sequinned embellished denim in pinks and peaches
which incorporate metallic shimmers.



A meeting of all the world’s tribes, Native
morphs all influences in conversational bold prints such as exaggerated
Aztec and Native-American. Relaxed oversized tailoring, soft dresses and
wider cut shorts are worked with contrasting neon piping and patch work.
 A looser fitting shirt offers a casual vibe to colour blocking, while
an oversized boyfriend denim jacket provides western cowboy styling with
fringe and aztec bead embellishment. Lightweight khaki parkas provide the
ideal cover up for an evening by the camp fire. Inspired by indigenous
Mexican brocade, multicoloured rags are woven into knits to create texture
and dimension to dresses and blouses.

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