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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.