She’s back! Kate Moss for Topshop S/S 2014 collection drops in 10 days. The Retailer/Model dream-team have collaborated once again after a 4 year hiatus!
Topshop’s gone all out and curated 4 mini collections all channelling a different part of Mossy’s iconic style and inimitable personality. Head to the Topshop website where they have a style quiz to find the collection most suited to you and various vblogs with other style icons (Viv Westwood, Tallulah, Charlotte Tilbury) talking all things Queen Kate!
What can we expect from the collection?
Tailoring Noir: A palette of iconic evening wear and tailoring that has been giving the “moss treatment”. Expect to find classic reincarnations of the YSL smoking look, flapper inspired dresses with miles of fringing with an injection of gold Lame of course. This collection is a amalgamation of all the classic looks from the best party decades – Studio 54 Eat your heart out!
Balearic Dressing: Classic Kate; a party animal and sun lover, what would be a Kate for Topshop collection without a little injection of ibiza fever? This capsule creates a relaxed feel with 70’s shaped smock tops, bell sleeves and plenty of floaty chiffon. Thrown in are a few suede jackets and hot pants which embody that nonsensical, model (I’m cold enough to wear a leather jacket but warm enough to pair it with micro shorts) way of dressing. Dubbed “classic Boho with a luxe twist” sequins and pretty embroidery raise the bar on what is essentially a few pretty smock shaped tops. There are some great Glasto pieces in here and my favourite design is the mint and coral paisley print, throw-over dress. Add some gladiators and Ray bans and all I need is the beach.
Cocktail Hour: There is no denying that Kate Moss turns heads at a party, so a selection on cocktail dresses comes as no surprise. Mostly mini in length with some Moss-pired details like fringing, star print or sequins, Kate shows us a selection of her favourite party time looks, reimagined for Topshop. My favourite look is the black tube dress with extra long fringing and the black body con with feathered shoulder detail (black forevz <3). You can imagine these 2 pieces turning heads whilst you throw shapes on the dance floor. What I really enjoy about Kate’s evening looks is her ability to dress up or down almost any garment, which is what you can do with most of her cocktail dresses too.
Pyjama Dressing: I feel like this is the least strong of the 4 collections and was designed around its one leading piece – the duster coat. I am a massive fan of coats so when duster or throw-on coats (which is what they have been dubbed) started appearing in the stores, I couldn’t wait to get my hands on a summer coat. Kate’s Duster coat comes in a black and multi coloured paisley print which will look fabulous thrown over most outfits! The rest of this collection falls short in my estimation. The Pyjama look has had it’s moment back in 2009 when D&G did some silky pj looks. The prints are pretty but to me, most of the pieces are saying mark down rather than must have.
Verdict: The collection is timeless Kate and the 4 capsules work really well together to showcase every facet of her style. However, I feel that I have already seen many of these pieces before. There is no doubt that every Kate and Phillip collaboration is a fruitful union and will be a huge financial success. I do think it is also her best collection yet; more refined and grown up. I anticipate this being Moss’ last collection with Topshop and if it is she is going out on a high.