That’s right folks, London Fashion Week is back once again and us Topshop girls are out on the streets of London chasing down the trends, the designers and all the LFW gossip just for you! Like last season and the season before we’ll be posting dedicated show reports to the designers we’re supporting across London and the ones showing in our very own showspace at Tate Modern’s iconic Turbine Hall. To kick off the excitement, here’s our rundown of Lucas Nasciment’s fierce and fabulous AW14 collection.
Who… Lucas Nascimento, the Brazilian designer toasting a second season under his belt as a NEWGEN recipient known for his severe cuts and geometric silhouettes.
Front row… Brix Start-Smith, Paula Read and our very own Kate Phelan were waving the insider industry flags but it was classical musician Mylene Klass who got the papparazzo bulbs bursting!
The girls on the catwalk… Big eyes, big cheekbones, big lips. These girls were all ’70s power beauties and it was Hirshy, our 2013 campaign girl from J.W.Anderson’s second collaboration with yours truly, that stole the show.
In five words… Slick, sharp and seriously seventies.
Hair and Make-up… If you’re going to be inspired by the ’70s then it had to be all about the hair! Extensions were the name of the game with big swooping side partings and brushed out waves. Make-up was equally shaken up with purple pink lids, vivid flicks and a touch of orange; definitely one to try at home!
What we loved… The colours! Mint choc-chip and butterscotch covered leather co-ords and bodycon dresses, but it was the wrong-but-oh-so-right smattering of purple, oranges and tinsel-like glitter that had our jaws dropping. (Don’t get us started on those teal leather boots….)
Playlist… A bassy, hip-hop heavy track that had the phrase, “you can dance, you can do, you can dance, you can do” on repeat. So hypnotic was the track that we felt incredibly compelled to go party on afterwards. (Sadly, we went straight back the office to ensure this report was filed!)
Inspired by… The otherworldly Veruschka. It was the German model-artist-actress-enigma that compelled Lucas to dedicate his collection to the icon who encapsulated New York’s glamourous nightlife in the ’70s.
End Notes… Forget about the ’70s being fancy dress and all ‘hippy dippy’ we reckon this decade is about to have a renaissance in style. Oh, and Lucas, we’ll take three pairs of those boots, please!