London Collections: Men - Topman Design AW13
As one of the first shows out of the blocks, Topman Design had a clarity, commerciality and balanced feel that not all of Gordon Richardson’s previous collections have shared. The graduating palette of tone-on-tone looks certainly helped - the styling letting garments, such as the great cropped pea coats in cerise and orange, chunky parkas and textured knits, really shine. Trousers took on a roomier silhouette than the traditional Topman customer is used to, but the explorer vibe they helped convey was satisfying, if a little well-worn.
In short A stronger collection than recent seasons, but is it too much to hope the collection makes its way to the shop floor relatively untouched?