Topman will launch a premium suiting line for autumn 12 to capitalise on growing consumer demand for tailoring.
The six-piece collection will launch worldwide at the end of September and will be extended in time for Christmas.
“No-one is doing young fashion [premium] suits,” Topman design director Gordon Richardson told Drapers at Arcadia’s press day today. He added that demand for tailoring at Topman was particularly strong in the US.
The suits, which are made from Italian fabrics, will retail for £250. Details include longer lines, peak lapels, fully-functioning cuffs and finished turn-ups on trousers. A woven jacquard is used on an evening version.