Topshop Unique’s scholarly Pre-Fall collection
takes us back to the student union, with a ‘90s-feel
capsule inspired by retro Oxbridge. Think British
classics reimagined with fresher’s rebellion: bookish
tweed meets dirt-wash denim, the Chelsea boot
is punked up in claret-coloured ponyskin, and
moth-print tea dresses are styled with lace-up leather
minis or a shearling coat to go lecture-to-gig. Equal
parts effortless and refined, it’s a transeasonal
uniform destined for a 1st.
For day, the Campion moth print adds
a subversive flutter to tea dresses
and poet blouses. Throw on an oversized
blazer or fur-embellished denim jacket
to add a mannish touch.
Romantic floral dresses are styled with a nod
to the ’90s indie scene – with Chelsea boots
and polos. Meanwhile, The Smiths’ favourite flower,
the Gladioli, is star of the newly introduced
Selwyn print – on a maxi dress slashed to the knee.
Detachable shearling collars ensure outerwear
has longevity beyond autumn. The roomy shearling
Swinton coat and Withnail-esque corduroy overcoat
look perfect effortlessly shrugged over ethereal
LATE NIGHT LOOK
For after dark, look to maxi or mini
lengths styled with a rebellious twist. Do the
chain-detail denim skirt with a leopard poloneck
or try the matching jacket with a thigh-grazing mini.
Want something that’s just cool? Say hello
to the ’60s-inspired velvet suit.