Collection Review: Topshop Spring/Summer 2018

The spring/summer Topshop collection had some interesting contrasts to consider. Everything from the color palette to the actual textiles had a fun aesthetic to it. I loved the metallic pink jackets and long petticoats. Topshop is clearly capable of creating transeasonal pieces (items that transition into other seasons). Keep in mind; this is a European based company, so featuring long coats for spring isn’t too surprising. I mentioned the color palette earlier…not too crazy about it. What really caught my attention was the Lilac Opal, Apple Blossom, Frosted Fig, and Mauve pieces. Those skirts were driving me nuts though! Adwoa Aboah opened the show, and her skirt riding up was just so frustrating to me. It was all I could focus on. The problem could be the length. That fabric (whatever it was) probably isn’t the best choice. The silhouettes were basic, except for the more formal pieces. This IS a ready-to-wear retailer after all. I had to remind myself of that fact, which excused the basicness of it all. The sparkling velvety fabric and billowing sheer formalwear stole the show. The styling was interesting too; sporty and sweet meets formal and street. This collection maintained its youthful presents and I look forward to seeing it in stores next year.