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Neon colours, tailoring and trainers for Topman Design AW17

Friday 06 January 2017
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Candy colours filled Topman Design’s AW17 collection at their show today, the first day of this year’s London Fashion Week Men’s. Outfits in head-to-toe block neon colours were seen, as well as jackets in a patchwork of sugary pinks, greens, yellows and oranges. Topman Design is helmed by Creative Director Gordon Richardson, who has taken inspiration from nineties rave culture with these neons and the variety of graphic prints on display, which were often cartoon-esque, often of a collage-like blend of image and text.

A matching yellow hoodie and shorts were paired with sports leggings and trainers, complete with the brand’s name emblazoned across the hems of the hoodie. Another look saw black trousers paired with a vibrant printed top, it’s pattern swirling and psychedelic, with those candy shades contrasting against bold black. The neon palette was taken to its extreme in the form of a bright bubblegum pink rain poncho over a multicoloured printed top.

Moving away from the bright colours, a triple black denim look appeared, the model sporting baggy jeans, jacket and hat. This edgy styling continued with many of the models wearing one dangling earring, while sharp tailoring was paired with trainers and rugged leather and denim jackets. Other highlights included a dark purple leopard print coat, a tasselled sparkly top, a fuzzy printed jumper, and black patent jackets. Richardson has certainly created a real ‘work hard, play hard’ feeling with this collection, particularly with those eye-popping colours and the combination of sharp tailoring with sporty trainers.

Watch Topman’s video from their show on their website.