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We may have been in the middle of a rather wet and windy Regent’s Park, but we forgot all about it as Topshop transported us to Baja with its SS’14 collection.
The programme proclaimed that “heat rave” was the buzzword for this upcoming collection. But, don’t think for a second that that means day-glo colour combos and oversized slogan messaging. Rather, this collection riffed on the traditional lazy-day summer wear beach bums around the world know and love.
Think gauzy shirt dresses, diaphanous strappy maxis, and a particularly inspired oatmeal-coloured drawstring hoodie top covered in tassels. The colourways reflected the luxe-beachy vibes too, with sunburnt shades of orange, YSL blue, and forrest green taking pride of place.
Kate Moss, sitting front row next to Sir Phillip Green and Anna Wintour, gave it her nod of approval with smiles and toe-tapping throughout. Suddenly, we have a very clear idea of what our summer wardrobe is going to look like. Now, we just need the vacation and the surfing skills to go with it.
Photographed by Sara Kerens