In just a few short minutes Topman Design transported the fashion crowd packed in to the Old Sorting Office in Holborn on a journey to far off lands. Channelling early gentlemen travellers, it was a truly globetrotting collection that explored, conquered and fell for the charms of exotic places. From the frozen tundra to the spice markets of Istanbul, it was pure adventure. Given that there were many wearable postcards to admire, we’ve chosen five items that we’d gladly travel the globe with.
Oversized leather rucksacks. Where would a traveller be without a rucksack? Lost. When it comes to luggage, Topman Design know that size really does matter and these were huge. Functional and harnessed they were adorned with all manner of useful trinkets from leather hip flask, i-pad, and compass holders. Be prepared.
Explorer knits. In a palette of cream, putty and a sprinkling of spices, the knits were modernised with the addition of metallic fastenings and lurex threads. These will light up any stroll.
Tibetan prints. The precious treasure that Gordon Richardson and his design team returned home with to add a little appropriated glamour to peacoats and knitted outerwear.
Waxed cropped parkas. The cornerstone of the high street retailer’s offering was reimagined. Layered over long flowing outerwear or knits these unexpected pleasures.
Sleek suiting. From double breasted tailoring in oxblood and garnett to midnight blue brocade single breasted silk jackets, the traveller can effortlessly explore both day and night.
Text: Steve Salter
Photography: Mitchell Sams