Vogue International Editor Suzy Menkes is the best-known fashion journalist in the world. After 25 years commenting on fashion for the International Herald Tribune (rebranded recently as The International New York Times), Suzy Menkes now writes exclusively for Vogue online, covering fashion worldwide.
Suzy Menkes at London Fashion Week: Day Three
23 Февраля 2015
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.
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