If you’re anything like us Topshop girls we spend months of the year yearning for the next season to come around so we can finally buy the pieces we drooled over on all the catwalks. Well we have a treat for you directly from our designer line, Topshop Unique. This week we’re introducing our very first Unique Pre-Fall collection, perfectly timed for those shopping cravings that come inbetween the seasons! This is a grown up girl’s best friend – a slick 21-piece line that we’ve been poring over all day long. From leather panel trousers and silk panel t-shirts to cocktail organza dresses in lemon and vivid pink, this is a collection you won’t forget in a rush.

We spoke with one of the designer’s Holly Wright to talk inspirations, nightwear and the Unique girl.

What were the initial inspirations behind the pre-fall collection?

The collection was designed to be a timeless modern approach to evening wear. Designed within the same aesthetic as the Unique runway collections, it was crucial to stay true to the Unique Girl and explore how she would approach evening wear.

Did you do any specific inspiration or research for the line?

Having explored the ‘Unique Girl’ through the previous and current collections it made sense to pick up where we left off and expand into the Spring Summer design direction, complementing the runway collection with a more extensive move towards night time.

Can you talk us through the process from inspiration to final collection?

Playing on the sheer and opaque details of the main line SS collection, I was keen for the collection to be a tight mix of interchangeable items that would be modern and classic at the same time so that people can invest in pieces that we’re going to be able to be worn for many years to come without the fear of them looking dated. With this in mind I began looking at silhouettes and colour as the foundation to the collection and built up each piece from there.

What’s your favourite piece and what will you be buying?

I love the yellow embroidered dress and the black coat!

How would you wear the collection?

I think the collection is flexible and adaptable to being worn both day and night, there are pieces that you could dress down and stand out pieces that offer modern, chic alternative to your more traditional evening wear. All the pieces within the collection complement one another so its easy to pull pieces together into outfits. The clean, modern aesthetic of the garments means they’ll be an easy addition to any wardrobe.

Shop the collection or browse the feature, here.