Hardware LDN Topshop Pop-up

Our home grown designer and founder of Hardware LDN, Jessica Horwell plucks raw inspiration from the youthful rockers, punks and urbanites roaming the city streets. She applies a blended strain of these diverse subcultures’ attitude straight into distorted prints for the new ‘Trailer Trash’ collection now hanging from the rails of Topshop as a visiting concession.

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The daring clothes ensure the innocence of dolls comes to a screeching halt as they are arranged into white cross patterns reclaimed as foreboding, deathly symbols and printed onto black vests (£30) and cropped sweatshirts (£50).

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Scantily clad dolls also feature heavily in anarchic manner on the distinctive Barbie bomber (£250) as they crash into one another with legs clumsily splayed in all directions, further undercutting the virtue of a little girl’s plaything. Perhaps this range should carry a warning – this is not designed for the faint-hearted, but for the bold and brilliant.

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Words: Laura Yuen