Bold New Summer with Topshop SS2012!

12:28 PM

Everybody's favorite British high street brand, Topshop,  is back in and out of this world in 2012. Reinvent your wardrobe with their very bold and fresh takes on spring/summer this 2012-- think of futuristic florals, modern metallics and acid hues to add to your basic summer staples. For the upcoming heatwave, Topshop has come up with their trend guide for us to take cues from:


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 shapes. 


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. 


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.

**Thank you so much to Ms Teresa David of Robinsons Specialty Stores Inc (handling Topshop in the Philippines) and May of Selrahco for the press invite!

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  1. Drooled for Topshop's SS 2012 release!!! :) I love the prints and pastels! ♥♥ Winner din the metallic shimmers and sequins! Can't waittt ♥ Miss you babe and thanks for sharing!


  2. I always associate spring collections with fun, girly, flowery collections in bright colors!!! :) Rocker chic outfits appropriate for spring..nice!

  3. I love the Surf Luxe ones! Gah!


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