With the overwhelming turnout, blazing lights, blaring music and beast of a runway to boot, Topshop and Topman showcased their Fall Winter 2011 collections.
Couldn’t really see the clothes up close because of the hordes of people eagerly peering away, like myself. But thanks to my Dr. Martens wedges, my lanky limbs and some shamelessness, I managed to get these shots.
I am excited by this revisiting notion that more is more. That you can be more covered up and pull off an extremely sexy look. It’s hard to disagree, this model exudes elegance in this simple V-shaped neckline, cropped sleeves lined in faux fur and sheer speckled tights, no?
Y’knw, leave more for the imagination to run wild. 😉
Even with this mid-drift baring top, it still possesses a cape-like quality that I really like. This notion of cover and protection from the elements. Of showing just a sliver of skin, that’s the seduction. Styled with the cropped skinny pant, it’s a nice contrast of showing some skin and covering up, of large bloaty floaty shapeless top with a fitted pant. Yin & Yang. Balance. (2am writing produces incoherence and stunning lack of sentence structure. Sorry!)
The challenge with such proportions and styling, is fit. What may be a skirt for them may be a full-on maxi dress for someone (to put delicately) vertically challenged. Fact is a fact, an average Asian girl does not hail from the same planet as these five-feet-five glamazons strutting what their mommas gave them. My fear is that attempts to mimic and re-interpret these lengthy looks will end up in one hot mess, swimming in these stretched proportions.
Styling-wise as well, the girls all sported slicked back hair with low ponytails. And as the show progressed, couldn’t help but feel pang of pity for them, donning Fall/Winter garments in an outdoor, non-air conditioned setting. Could see their foreheads and hairline get shinier with each outfit change.
Needless to say, they were melting inside.
But still looked so.damn.good.
Where is the justice in this world?!