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Topshop Unique Dresses Disheveled Good Girls for Fall 2014 (Runway Review)


The Scene: Sir Philip Green always manages to decorate the front row with a hoard of celebs and this year was no exception. Topshop's longtime best friend Kate Moss and her new model sister Lottie sat to Philip’s left with Anna Wintour joining Kendall Jenner on his right, so we can only wonder what the small talk was like.

The Inspiration: A disheveled good girl with a nod to traditional heritage wear as the girls went down the catwalk as if they had run away for a cheeky cigarette in pinafore dresses and scowls as their socks and jackets were haphazardly rolled down and slipping off.

The Look: Topshop Unique is always guaranteed to be a friendly nod to those who may not be rushing out to pre-order Burberry at Moda Operandi. Rich boiled wool in cornflower hues and this season's favorite patchwork trend were portrayed in shearling alongside covetable dusky gray suede knee-high boots as well as a sophisticated selection of wool, silk and velvet skirts in mustard, steel and chocolates tones. Topshop’s aesthetic always sways toward what will inevitably be popular and they have succeeded in bringing together directional features, including heavily quilted bombers along with intricate embroidered tunics in an approachable manner without losing their edge.

The Accessories: Wide leather belts drew in the waistlines of oversized coats as the models clutched bulky leather shoulder bags in their hands. A few glints of anthracite-toned singular earrings and chain necklaces appeared through loose hair or under colored faux fur scarves.

The Beauty: Backstage, the look was described as choirboy skin with sports luxe flushed cheeks. Kohl eye liner was dragged down under the eye line, while the top lashes were coated with thick heavy mascara and lips had nothing more than a touch of lip balm. Hair was left rebellious and fly away.

The Casting: Topshop brings all the girls to the yard with great clothes and clever casting. Fresh fashion favorites Malaika Firth, Jourdan Dunn and Eliza Cummings all walked for the brand.

The Takeaway: Topshop Unique may not be as individual as the name may suggest, but the aesthetic is extremely well-considered and provides a directional array of color, texture and shape without alienating the real girl on the street.

All images: IMAXtree

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