the topshop unique ss11 show in five pictures:
I've got to say this season's Topshop Unique show left me more than a little baffled. I'm all in favour of a brand that marches to the beat of it's own drum during a week when collections can merge and blur into the a seamless look but the apparent footballers-wives-meets-70s-vegas-trashstar reference point was lost on me. There was however a rather spectacular woolen plum leotard that caught my eye and as usual the show was fun in itself especially as this year the Blogger turnout seemed to be unbelieveable with a whole load of familiar faces taking up a cosy corner beside the runway. Susie, Miggy, Laetitia, Lisa Corneliusson, Coco, Disney Roller Girl, Shini, Liberty London Girl and Emma Sells from Elle UK were sitting all around, snapping away on cameras with Laetitia's gorgeous two-tone hair catching the eye of all. I also had a strange exchange with a famished Tim Blanks while we patiently waited in a queue for the pre-show scandinavian fishy appetisers. He was fishing (literally) bits of salmon from the bin at the elbow of the servers with murmurs of 'nothing wrong with this bit!' and 'well, while I wait.. it's not like it's off..' much to the amusement of those standing around him. The change in location from the usual Topshop Space just off Baker Street to the old Eurostar terminal at Waterloo Station was also a great talking point; the great windows and views of a drab 70s office block made a wonderful backdrop for the models's glittering clothes, even if I wasn't so keen on what they wore..