Kate Moss and TOPSHOP are excited to launch their spring/summer 2014 collection, a range of pieces encapsulating the British fashion icon’s unique style. Taking inspiration from her renowned wardrobe, Kate has worked hard with the TOPSHOP design and buying teams, pushing boundaries from her previous Kate Moss TOPSHOP collections in terms of fabrications and attention to detail. The result is this much updated, premium collection – re-affirming her unrivalled position as THE true British icon. The collect will be sold globally in all TOPSHOP stores and online at Topshop.com, and for the first time this collection will be available on NET-A-PORTER.COM, Nordstrom.com and in Nordstrom stores.
Key design categories for this collection begin’s with “Balearic Dressing,” a reflection of Kate’s love for the Balearic Islands. It includes a series of carefully embroidered smock-tops; silk blouses and a white kaftan which are based on a vintage summer feel. The bold Aztec dress has a handmade feel and the heavily embroidered crochet lace dresses, which either skim the thigh or the ankle, are available in cream or black.
“Pyjama dressing” adds a totally new element to the Kate Moss TOPSHOP range. Silk satin sourced in London’s Soho carries two distinct prints: a subtle, distorted floral design and a vivid Oriental-inspired flower pattern. Both prints will be available in high-waisted trousers, blouses and an ultimate pyjama coat.
“Cocktail Hour” is flirtatious and sexy with hemlines either slashed at the thigh or falling to the floor. The intentional vintage effects, opulent trims and detailing such as cobweb beadwork, sequin bead fringing and crepe satin splicing, all provide a delicate and deluxe element to the designs.
“Tailoring Noir” introduces a beautiful selection of tailoring, including tuxes and trouser suits in black and black/gold metallic mixes, a bias cut liquid metallic lame dress and lame floral printed shirts – offering a chic, smart alternative to dressing up for a summer evening.
The natural evolution of Kate’s understanding of the design process and her vision of the collection as a recently-appointed fashion editor for British Vogue is reflected in the introduction of luxurious fabrics. These include’s silk chiffons sourced in London Soho and gold lame from Italy and intricate lace from India. Also upping the luxury quota is the meticulous attention spent on trimmings and details, including hand stitching and beading. This culminates in a densely hand-beaded dress that will be available exclusively on Topshop.com and Net-a-Porter, costing £600!
Kate felt that the butter-soft suede found in this collection offered a more lightweight choice over leather for summer; and a change from denim. The weave waistcoat is a real statement piece and epitomizes Kate’s Seventies wardrobe staples. The suede “runner” shorts, available in olive and black, carry a tiny braid detail down the sides, again stepping up the deluxe element for spring/summer. And the deep blue coloured fringed jacket references one she has worn to three Rolling Stones concerts and refers to as her “gig jacket”.
Topshop owner, Sir Philip Green has spoke of the new collection, and is “personally thrilled that Kate wanted to come back to TOPSHOP to work with us again. The first time around was such a lot of fun and she has been sorely missed. The TOPSHOP business has developed extensively around the globe since we launched with Kate in 2007, and we’re proud to be selling the collection in 38 countries world-wide where TOPSHOP has a presence, in addition to creating pop-ups in department stores around the globe and making the collection available on Net-a-Porter, Nordstrom stores and Nordstrom.com”.
Kate herself has said that she has missed being involved in the design process but now she is “very excited to create a new collection that bears my name. Now more than ever with London being at the forefront of fashion as it feels like I’m back home working with TOPSHOP”.
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