Topman Design SS17
As ever Topman Design took its inaugural position to mark the beginning of London Collections Men. What were we given? A Del Boy and Rodney trip down to the great British seaside. Think burnt complexions, luxe tracksuits and shorts shorts (set to be next summer's big trend). Linen leisurewear was all the rage and we got a real feel of what we expect Benidorm (you know, that English holiday-maker's favourite spot) was like back in the Seventies and Eighties. Creative director Gordon Richardson gave us a summery experience, even though the show was actually shown underground.
The collection was a pastel celebration of all things British, with slogans screaming the names of those English resorts of Margate and Torquay and tracksuit tops and shorts emblazoned with mermaids, ice creams and Yorkshire roses.
A perfect start to LCM.