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Bolder look for year end

Posted by: Phat Mama, 5-Oct-2008

I took a liking for Topshop's clotheswear when I lived in England for two years in the early 90s. Malaysians living in Kuala Lumpur were not aware of this fashion label then and it was only a couple of years back that it was brought to our market.

Over the years I have seen the label growing stronger and bolder, its collections a lot more daring and modern.

Today there are six outlets in the Klang Valley, one in Johor and another in Penang.

Topshop's Autumn/Winter 2008 collection highlights four different collections - Darkside, Bandstand, Wonderland and Sedition.

Each has its own distinct style playing on the spirit of playfulness and the celebration of life only found in the young at heart.

Sedition has a more laidback and casual feel, teaming oversized jackets with skinny pants and body hugging tops. While some of its jackets made of intarsia mohair knits are a bit OTT (over the top) to be worn in our weather, they are stunningly trendy should you need something to keep the chill from the Autumn wind at bay when abroad.

More spunk from Sedition.

Animal prints on jacquard silk and leather, which are my favorites, take the limelight at Topshop though Malaysians are not so quick to add these to their preferred fashion style.

Tartan skirts also make a comeback but this year's see more flare but hemlines have gone further up. If you are uncomfortable with showing too much skin, the black stockings/leggings look is back as well so all you do is match them.

For the romantic, Darkside offers plenty of room to indulge. The designs carry gothic undertones with detail work. While black still reigns supreme, Darkside also ventures into soft shades of lilac, nude and cream on lightweight chiffon dresses.

Darkside features a more party-feel in design and style.

If you are the rough-and-tumble kind of person then Topshop's military look from its Bandstand collection gives you endless choices.

And have you ponder yet over what to wear for your New Year's party? Wonderland has a selection of chic and daring pieces made of rich fabrics in exaggerated styles. Organza, silk and chiffon rule.

Get ready to party in Topshop's Wonderland collection.

When dressing up in Topshop, the least that you need is creativity.