It’s no secret how much I loved the last Topman Design show – Gordon Richardson has an amazing skill for pushing the boundaries without ever going too far. This year it was a star studded event, Dolce & Gabanna‘s muse David Gandy took a front row seat, as did Ronnie Wood.
You might not think a Topman Design show would appeal to Ronnie Wood but last season’s collection was partly inspired by the band’s time in the south of France while recording Exile on Main St. Mind you, the rock n’ roll AW12/13 looks were even more Rolling Stones. Rockabilly hair, studded leather and biker jackets galore. Ronnie Wood must have been over the moon.
It’s a pretty stark contrast to the Spring/Summer collection – most notable in the monochromatic palette, but that’s more than made up for with the juxtapostiion of different fabrics which gives texture and depth. The double-breasted blazer still reigned supreme, but then that wasn’t important because everything paled in the shadow of LEATHER TROUSERS! I swear Buffy chic is totally happening.