1 August 2012

TOPMAN LTD - 1st AW12 trend is titled: Correspondent

The first AW12 TOPMAN LTD trend is called :Correspondent
Based on the explorer and anthropologist aesthetic. 

Brown wool skinny suit

Jacket £120
Skinny fit single breasted 4 button with chest button

5 button waistcoat with 2 chest welt pockets £40

Trousers £55
Carrot fit with contrast loop on back button down welt pockets

Fabric: 65% wool, 19% nylon, 9%acrylic, 4% cotton, 2% viscose, 1% Polyester

Worn with yellow tiles print shirt £36
Long sleeve
Fabric: 100% cotton

The trend references early 20th century cultural icons such as Leonard Woolf and Arthur Ransome, the look also borrows heavily from the arts and crafts movement. 

Red jacquard crew neck jumper £40
Fabric: 100% cotton

Ecru denim curve collar shirt £36
Long sleeve with curve collar detail
Fabric: 100% cotton

Brown cropped engineered trousers £50
Herringbone tape and rolled hems
Fabric: 43% Polyester, 41% wool, 11% viscose, 3% nylon, 2% acrylic

Brown leather belt with a panel of plait detail £22

Wood block prints like those used on the early book covers of the Bloomsbury Press are key to creating this more organic, hand crafted approach to design. 

Brown waxed cotton jacket £90    Toffee contrast lining.     Fabric: 68% cotton, 32% Polyester
Burgundy end on end shacket £36              long sleeved      Fabric: 100% cotton
Burgundy shawl collar cardigan £55                                    Fabric: 61% cotton, 39% acrylic.

This is mixed with simpler, utilitarian styles and garments like those used for travel and exploration in the first half of the last century. The scientific study of birds and animals is also a strong influence on print stories in this trend.

Brown houndstooth single breasted jacket £85 
Fabric: 76% polyester, 11% wool, 4% cotton, 4% viscose, 35 acrylic, 2 % Polyamide
Ecru butterfly print shirt £36     Long sleeved      Fabric: 100% cotton

All over butterfly print shirts are teamed with tweed overcoats, 3-piece slim fit suits are worn with bold patterned shirts and utility style jackets are complimented with heritage style knitwear.
The Correspondent trend for LTD is available in the stores and online now.

Images provided by TOPMAN 0845 121 4519
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