In a packed show at the Royal Opera House Top Man’s spring collection was an eastern jaunt towards super luxe and decadence. With Bohemian and Moroccan references, patterns and prints formed the focus of the feminised and romantic collection.
Eastern prints emblazon silk shirts sand bomber jackets as Etro-esque formations found their way onto skimpy summer shorts, knitwear and derby shoes. Retro formal wear appeared more akin to loungewear as silk trousers and jackets appeared as fluid as silk pyjamas. The laid back eccentricity did provided sharper suits with peek lapels, double breasted suits and pants with large turn-ups and a flared leg.
TopMan’s retro compilation for spring was well envisioned and clear in its design direction. Inherently youthful but slightly hazy, the clothes did feel somehow otherworldly and not of the moment, but retro prints are always going to drive the aesthetic back into the past. Not a radical offering from TopMan, but a safe sign that prints and pattern will drench menswear next season.