The Topshop Unique cuties, with their sassy London look, went where they can seldom have put their pert, square-heeled shoes before: the English countryside.
Imagine a young woman invited for the weekend by a young lordling who chatted her up on the dance floor. A quick pack of a tweed kilt, opened at the thigh; grab a pair of sky-blue cord trousers; a bit of fur from an elder sibling; count on borrowing a coat from her ladyship – and there was the Topshop Unique look transported to the country.
Just to give a good impression to the aristocratic parents, there was a dress patterned with weeds to suggest a willingness to garden.
This new wardrobe worked in a grown-up way. But it seemed unlikely for an urban creature who seemed so much more comfortable at the cocktail hour part of the show. Short lacy dresses, a blazer a-blaze with crystals and the LBD (London Black Dress) seemed more suited to a wardrobe and an image that Topshop represents.
But there was one standout item: a sleek honey gold velvet jump suit to straddle town and country.