The Wild Things Were certainly out in force as Top Shop Unique waved off one of the best AW11 collections to leave the nest thus far. it's safe to say the High Street brand has produced one of the most articulate and inventive translations of fashion outer-ware yet to glide down the Runway before the scrutinising eyes of London Fashion week.
The claws were definitely out as the cast of Farthing Wood marched before us. adopting the form of faux-fur headdresses which embraced and echoed the fantasy trend depicted in many of the seasons blockbusters whilst banishing the obvious clubs and spades cliche. The colour pallet remained neutral complementing a complex concoction of textures and fabrics. I'm certainly no Layer Hater and the thick knit cable stockings, sheep skin accessories (take special note of the bespoke bum-bags) juxtaposed against a backdrop of tailored shorts and shirts give it an added Girl Guide Twist. Both Conceptually and Visually this has been one of the strongest collections yet to show at both New York and London. as the bugles call, Let the Style hunting begin!