One of the most highly anticipated events of London Fashion Week, Topshop Unique’s show took place on day three (also worth noting: the ingenious Topshop café, impressive show space, and that sidewalk-clogging crowd outside). Under the creative direction of Kate Phelan, spring ’13 explored more feminine, grown-up looks while somehow maintaining the brand’s trademark androgynous-chic aesthetic.
Bypassing the realms of adolescence, the Unique girl modestly reinvented herself for spring, stocking her wardrobe with muted tones and hemlines barely grazing the knee. That said, she is still a Topshop girl — so, a bit of flesh was flashed, but in the form of carefully placed devoré, cutaway shoulders and asymmetric necklines rather than the more overt options.
One year ago today, the Rana Plaza garment-factory building in Bangladesh collapsed into a pile of twisted metal and concrete, killing 1,100, and injuring around 2,500. By far the worst apparel accident in the world’s history, the gruesome collapse was shocking but not surprising to those familiar with how the fashion read
You’ve spied the Céline slides and those gorgeous Sophia Webster butterfly heels, but now it’s time to shop super-special shoes you can actually afford. After all, a sweet pair of steppers doesn't have to come with a crazy case of buyer's remorse. In fact, this spring, our favorite shops are serving up some amazing read